|The beautiful kitchen (one end of it anyway) at Tredegar House. I could make myself at home here!|
I have taken a prompt from Rhonda over on down-to-earth , who was asking her readers what they were doing today.
Well, in my case I have been baking. We are right out of bread, so first thing I crept downstairs and got out bread flour, and brought the fresh yeast out of the fridge to warm up.
As the oven would be on, it would then be a baking day, so I could make the most of a hot oven and saving money by doing all my baking for the week at once. I cooked up some eating apples which were getting past their best, and made an apple crumble and a blackcurrant and apple one, with oats and ground ginger in the crumble mix. I took great pleasure in my loaf making, and used an egg glaze and poppy seeds to top the crust. In 7 minutes it will be done - I've just checked on it and it's looking SO good!
Next it will be a cake which gets baked as I am away over the weekend (3 days) helping a friend at an Antiques Fair, so I dare say a slice of cake now and then would hit the spot.
After walking past them for over a week, I have finally put my latest packet of Sweet Peas in to soak for a bit before I sow them. I have several lots started and growing nicely in the greenhouse, and several pots of really well-grown ones I've bought from a regular trader at the car boot sale. Now I need to get a good frame up for them - I fancy having them at the back of the flowers and herbs bed in the paddock.
What are YOU doing today?