Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Baking bread has become a hobby or necessity for many people now. My dear traditional person tells me his facebook page is full of photos of other's efforts and all sorts of recipes, traditional and otherwise.
He has taken over the bread baking in this house. I thought I would be pleased to be rid of that chore but his bread making has to follow exactly the recipe he is using and woe betide if I, his reluctant assisstant, offers a different idea. So now I have to stand and watch his every move and hand over ingredients as he barks them out. Yesterday I was told off because the water was in the wrong mug and it was cool and not warm. Lord save my soul!!
However, I cannot complain about the result. One kilo of flour, the peasant flour that we always order by the 25 kilo bag, makes three loaves of bread which at the moment will last us 3 days. We seem to eat more bread now. Is his bread tastier (no way is it better than mine) or is it just that eat more because we are milling around the kitchen a lot more
I attempted to make gingernuts. A dismal show.
The ones on the right are small and far too soft. The ones on the left are harder but need double the ginger.
Because we have no golden syrup I have to use runny honey instead and this alters the taste too. I shall keep on trying though sacrificing a cup of good local honey on gingernuts grates a bit.