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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Baking

We were supposed to go out to work today, but the apartment doesn't need to be ready until tomorrow - so we decided to have another day at home.
We've not really done much - the walks haven't happened for 3 days now, but we're determined to get back into it soon. 

We were going to tidy the garden - but instead I had an urge to bake...

We started off with pancakes for breakfast (which I forgot to photograph).


Then I made bread dough to make a couple of loaves.
I added ground rosehips as an experiment & it made the dough overflow...


There was enough for some bread rolls too - which ended up like small loaves (Sime reckons I've cracked the secret to feeding the 5000)! 


Then I thought - while the oven's on, I'll make a batch of cookies...

So we're now stuffed full of stodgy food & fit to burst!

But I'm really impressed with the rosehips - The bread has all turned out soft & lighter than usual, so I'll definitely use it again!


It's just been 2 days of being lazy & to top it off - we've been watching Dexter: The Third Season
We don't have a TV, but we love watching films & box sets of interesting series. 
We're massive fans of The Wire,  The Sopranos,  Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad & The Waltons

Film wise - we love all sorts, though Sime's favourite is Eraserhead (I think I've mentioned before that he's weird)! 
One of my favourite's has to be Harold and Maude (which I suppose - could put me in the weird bracket too)! 
There are also some amazing world cinema films:  La Haine TimecrimesTell No OneSpring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring & loads more that I can't remember right now...

Anyway, it's been nice to just bake, eat & sit around watching a serial killer at work, but we have to pay the price - so an early start tomorrow!


Night, night. 

Kay :)

Comments

Pattypan said…
Hi Kay

Your bread and cookies look lovely. Interesting that you used the rosehips and that it seems to have helped the bread rise. Although maybe I shouldn't be surprised. If I remember rightly in one of the River Cottage Medieval Christmas party at HQ Hugh used rosehips to embellish gingerbread biscuits and eatable christmas tree decorations. This year I intend to make more use of the rosehip crop and make some rosehip syrup, and various other goodies from them including some rosehip wine. I intended to do that last year and because I don't drive I have to rely on OH to take me out where I can access them readily and I sort of ran out of time.

Just take care - now the season is nearly upon you and if I don't get back on before you depart again I hope Thursday goes well for you. Glad you managed to find a few flop it days though.

Nighty night

Pattypan

xx
Nic said…
That all looks lovely! :)