Around the house. Where else would I be?
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Around the House
I'm baking sourdough bread again. This dough was over proofed and didn't rise in the oven. It was also very tangy. The sourdough has been going for months and I don't feed it often enough. The taste gets stronger the more you let it ferment. Traditional people like tangy dense sourdough so I'm calling this a success.
I've still got about 10 kilos of that darn flour that was infested with weevils. The weevils have been exterminated but I don't like the flour. It is too coarse. I use it for cakes and biscuits too and they all turn out ok but not as good as they should.
I just wish I could use up all that flour and get some more, of a different kind. My bread came out much lighter and the rise was higher with my last bag of bread flour. Even the kids don't want this.
Last Sunday we had a family visit and the grandaughters got out all the Christmas decorations, put up the tree and hung the big red balls from the rafters. Yes, it's early, too early for me but we may not see them again till late in December, or even January.
I love my 'Pukeko in a Ponga Tree' book of course. Its the 12 days of xmas kiwi style. And there at the back are NZ christmas recipes. Good old kiwi christmas cakes and mince pie recipes.
We didn't miss out on the quinces this year as I was hoping. Our neighbours were able to come from Athens to pick their olives and they delivered us a big bag of quinces and pomegranites.
I got to work and cleaned the outsides of the quinces with a very sharp knife and boiled all the fruit. I then added sugar and pureed it. Now what to do with it. Some went into a fruit chutney I made, some went into the freezer and now I'm contemplating making a quince sauce cake or tart. The kids didn't want the quinces either.
And the pommegranites.
The pommegranites are disappearing one by one. They are lovely in salads.