So Thursday I am up relatively early as as we have not yet reached the end of the month I decided to make bread rather than buy any.
This was a bit of a risk as I adapted Paul Hollywood’s cob loaf recipe to have about 1/3 whole wheat flour and some seeds in one loaf. Until I started using this recipe my home made bread always had a rather dense worthy texture but this recipe always turns out very well. He said in the TV program that one of the main problems with bread dough is that it gets too dry and to knead it with oil rather than flour, so I’ve been doing that and it’s worked well. Although when I tried to do it with bagels they got too oily and turned out like doughnuts.
Kids got up and put up the tent in the garden and did the breakfast dishes.
You’ll see that Ruth stands around looking confused in both photos!
Jonathan watches on from the kitchen sink.
We’ve got friends coming over in the afternoon so Ruth made some biscuits. She wanted to make gingerbread men but the man cutter has disappeared so she made gingerbread elephants.
I’m feeling very content cooking in the sunshine. the garden seems very spring like and I am enjoying looking at hugely. Washing drying on the line, new growth in the herbs and daffodils almost in flower.
We just had time for a nice chilled out cuppa before our friends arrive for lunch.
We spent the afternoon with friends over eating, chatting, playing cards, playing on the wii and computer and doing Hama beads.
A lovely afternoon for all of us.
As soon as our friends leave we are in to fast mode to get the kids fed and ready for circus skills. So quick pasta and pesto and Martin heads out with the girl to Circus.
Then I sit with Jonathan watching Human Planet and pop the dinner on for me and Martin.
Girls back from circus, more West Wing and bedtime!