Saturday, 24 April 2010

Sour dough update.

All this week I have been lovingly tending my Sour dough mix whom I have affectionately named Fred!
Fred has been stirred , depleted & added to & kept in the warm cupboard by the hot water pipes.Today I have measured out 100ml of the Fred mix & mixed to that 300ml of warm water & 250g of strong plain flour.he has been left to rise on top of the cooker.Tonight hopefully he will have fermented & be ready to make into bread.
At this moment I have some bread mixing in the bread mixer.What a cheat I am but it does make exceedingly fine bread.
I have a busy day ,making a tuck box for No1 son to take on tour.I like to do him some Breakfast bars , Nigella style & pack nuts & other wholesome goodness.They are going to be away for 3 weeks & I know they just don't eat properly.I do loads of them so there is plenty for all the lads in the band.You can see Dead Swans here.

Friday, 16 April 2010

River Cottage Sour Dough bread

Tonight I have started my Sour Dough starter.I have tried this before but inadvertently killed it.They say you should treat it like you would a friend.Trouble is I have stuck this one i the cupboard under the stairs next to the hot water pipe.Would you really do that to a friend!

If you click on this link you can see the recipe & process

Where have I been?

Absolutely nowhere!!!

I have no excuse for not blogging.I just was wrapped up in home stuff,work stuff & things that generally keep you busy.

Since Christmas I have been trying to get to grips with my diet again.Now I don't generally write about this ,but there is always an exception to the rule with anything.I have now lost 2 1/2 stone at fat club(WW to those who know).At Christmas I just got off track & found it all a bit too much being good all the time.The result was no weight loss & a few pounds gained.Well 2 weeks ago I gave myself a very good talking to & the result of that was losing 6.5lbs.Hooray!!!We are having new uniform at work & thanks to this weight loss I am a happy bunny.I was measured over 3 months ago for the uniform & I am now lighter than when I was measured.For those of you who have never struggled with weight issues ,you may not know what I am talking about .Just put it this way.......I feel good !!!!

Going to the weekly meeting is the only thing that keeps me on track.During my time of despondent dieting ,I never stayed to a single one.It follows that I had no inspiration & I have to say that my group leader ,Dawn is the most fantastic person who just makes me do it!She is not a dictator or makes you feel guilty,she just encourages & inspires.Thanks Dawn for all you do.You certainly are a Diamond Leader.