Saturday, 30 August 2014

New! News! News!

I've got a kitten!!! :D

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Well I have some big news.

Yep. As I said I have some big news to tell you all, so here it is.

Yesterday my boyfriend and I received the keys to our first ever none rented home. We're both very excited and we're both going to be very busy cleaning, painting and eventually moving stuff into the house.
So yeah. Happy! :D I have my own little garden to clear and plant and play in. The house is in a new town just two towns away from my home town so I'll be able to spend time exploring all the good new dog walking spots and new shops, pubs and cafes. I think I've needed a change of scene for a while and I hope that I love living in this new place.
All I need now is a nice full time job that I enjoy doing and can get to without using a car. Who knew it would be so hard to find a proper job without being able to drive!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sourdough update.

Ok so I tried the sourdough last night with some cheese and pickle. It was very tasty, but the texture was terrible. It was like a brick, I don't think it had risen at all. I will have to go over the recipe again and see what I did wrong. I'm not going to give up because it tastes very nice. Especially with a pint of real ale. (I probably should have been born a man :P)
I wonder where I went wrong with this bread?

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Its not the loaf I dreamed of but it was my first attempt.

Sourdough is very hard to handle as it is very, very sticky. I think i will need to invest in some specialist equipment to help me make it a little bit more attractive. I think for next time I'll content myself with using a loaf tin  but i'm going to be keeping my eye out for proofing baskets.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sourdough starter. Its nearly ready. :D

I made some cookies.

The cookie dough looked so amazing I wanted to eat it straight out of the bowl.

But I didn't. I made my batch of twelve... although there are now only six left. I had guests. I didn't eat them all myself. I might have eaten two. 

They look so nice in their little cookie jar that I might have to make some more.