Thursday, July 26, 2007

Baker's Delight

I made 2 loaves of Focaccia the other day, found some yeast in the pantry that needed using. I love kneading the dough it's very therapeutic and calming I find.

The smell of yeast is one of the most comforting smells to me and homely for some reason. I love watching the dough rise and always think what a wonder yeast is and how someone discovered the effects of yeast, oh how I thank them. Then punching the dough down and lovingly kneading it bit more.

The boys (David and Spencer) were most impressed when they came home and saw it, and enjoyed eating as well.

We had ham and cheese focaccia sandwiches for lunch for the next 2 days, YUMMY! Even Samantha thought it was great!

I am planning on doing a bunch of baking on Sunday (all going to plan), I want o make my sister's Date & Walnut Loaf and Mocha Slice I haven't tried before and probably some more bread seems it went down so well with the family.

And I must say a big thank you to my sister Diane who is the person who really taught me to bake and always inspires me (and makes me salivate) with stories of her baking and adventures in her lovely little kitchen. Thanks sis xxx

1 comment:

Emma Herian said...

Thankyou for dropping by, I must warn you the mocha slice is very nice, sweet and well just too good to keep!
I am so missing my sister who lives in Aus, nice to hear from someone that far away.
Have a great bake and that froccia looked good too!