- I made Honey Whole Wheat Bread.
- Raked out my flower gardens in the front.
- Decided that it would be great to incorporate an afternoon tea into my lifestyle.
I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying today, the scent of freshly baked bread wafting through the house lifts my spirits so. I need more practice, as my bread cracked open. But, that is a something I am happy to do. So, here are some pictures of the bread as I progressed through the day.
|Book that I have had since 1986, has the best tutorial for making hand kneaded basic bread.|
|The flour was purchased from Wholeshare, farmer ground and organic. It is a joy to work with, too.|
Dough has been kneaded and oiled, ready for the first rise.
|After the first rise. So pretty!|
|Deflated, some call it punched down.|
|Ready for the third and final rise.|
|I think I should get larger bread pans, the dough is a little too big for these.|
|Beautiful Golden Brown Loaves....|
While I was waiting for the first rise of my bread, I wandered outside to do some raking. Here is a picture of some of the Daffodils and Jonquils blooming at the moment. So pretty.
Then, I came in for some rest while the bread was baking and had some afternoon tea.
Thank you for my teapot and mugs Anna Maire, I really love them.
Tea included “Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long” Green tea, some roasted almonds and blueberries in lemon gelatin. Claudia from Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog inspired me to have a time to enjoy my tea and use some of the pretty and sentimental things in my life.