Is it a savoury scroll or is it a rolled up pizza? I am not really sure. I took a piece of bread dough from my last batch of sourdough, rolled it out roughly into a rectangle and topped it with tomato chutney, chopped ham, grated cheese and fresh thyme. Then I rolled it up into a sausage, cut it into seven slices and cooked them in a hot oven. It couldn't be any easier and reminds me of just how versatile sourdough is, once you have a bread making routine established.
Walls, roof pieces, attic windows and tiny doors, building material of the gingerbread variety. At Christmas time there is just something about gingerbread houses that I love. I find the only way to achieve stress free building success is to make the pieces early and freeze them. Then, closer to Christmas it is easy to construct my houses without the pressure of baking. I favour a fairly simple structure with not too many embellishments.
Zucchini season has started in my garden and I cannot wait to make a batch of Rohan's pickles.
My cousin and his gorgeous wife recently had their third baby, a precious little girl. I made Sarah a batch of oatmeal lactation biscuits. Apparently these are great for boosting milk supply. When I was at the breastfeeding stage of life I had not even heard of these. The magic ingredient is brewers yeast, I wonder if anyone else out there has tried them?
Garlic from my garden. This harvest has not been my biggest but I am still thrilled to have home grown garlic after months of having no garlic in the house at all.
I have been baking biscuits like a maniac. Some are for Christmas gifts, some are for everyday snacks, some are for hungry workers to dunk in their tea or coffee and I am also in the middle of a massive batch which is a one off paid biscuit project. I made this batch using my favourite gingerbread recipe finished with a sprinkle of candied fennel seed from Herbie's spices. They were crisp, spicy and robust enough to be packed up for farming men on the move. My favourite type of biscuit.
Are you baking, building or breastfeeding?
Wishing you a happy week.
As always I am linking up with Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.