Sunday, June 21, 2009

What a busy Week

Well Hi everyone my poor blog has suffered this week as I have been very busy with both of my children's birthdays and some boring routine stuff, I do however have some show and tell items for you.
This book arrived in the post early last week and after reading it from cover to cover we finally made our first loaf of bread yesterday, and i can promise you that it is as EASY as it sounds and it tastes yum. Here is my very first loaf just before it went into the oven.
And here it is 30 minuted later.
All you do is mix 4 ingredients together just until they are well combined then leave it in your container for at least 2 hours then you put it in the fridge and when you feel like fresh bread you cut a chunk of dough work it into a ball (this takes about 1 minute) no Kneading let it rest for a little while and then bake it. Presto. Fresh yummy bread. The dough will keep in the fridge for 14 days so whenever you feel like fresh bread just go to you fridge.

Earlier in the week I made this little thank you book for one of the teachers where I work as he fixed my laptop. This man always buys a choc milk everyday at the canteen so i pre paid about 20 choc chills and then made up a pile of little vouchers that he can rip out and exchange for a drink. It was something different and I think that he was pleased. Although I should have told all of my staff as they were a bit surprised when said teacher presented one of these at the counter. Now they have to see each day what stamp I put on each voucher. :) small minds!!!!

This morning Joe and I bottled our first batch of ginger beer, I hope it turns out and i hope that it is as good as i remember it (most things aren't unfortunately). The book where i got this recipe from also has a recipe for homemade lemonade so on the holidays I will be giving that a go.
I also finished Caitlin's ball album and will post a couple more photos later in the week of the finished product.
Sorry about the small photos but I had a lot i wanted to show you and some more which wouldn't fit in this post so that will have to wait for another day.
I hope you all have a good week ahead.
Happy crafting


Jenni said...

I'm going to get that recipe from you on the holidays! Happy Belated Birthday Joe (sorry again!) and Happy Birthday Caitlin for Monday.

Janellybelly said...

Wow, that bread looks amazing - wishing blogs had smellovision! I will have to check and see if the library has that book :)
Janelle :)

suzitee said...

Can't wait to taste that bread ;) How do you stop yourself from eating the whole loaf though? That would be a problem for me LOL.

Your Little Book of Thanks is just the cutest idea...LOVE IT! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Ball album too.



Melissa Goodsell said...

Mine is all bottled too - just waiting for it to fizz now. So glad your book finally arrived! Here's to lots of yummy bread making.
The little book looks lovely too.