Making your own bread at home is one of the most satisfying and rewarding things that you can do, if only because of the smell! However, a lot of people are intimidated by bread: it involves scary things like yeast, kneading and proving. However, by following a few simple rules, making bread is one of the most straightforward things you can do.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Cake and Bake Show London 2013 and I thought I would share with you what I saw when I went.
There was so much to see and I managed to meet some great people, including some past and present stars of the Great British Bake Off! I don’t have photos with them with me but at least I have some great memories, and last year’s winner Mr John Whaite even follows me on Twitter now! Go team #GBBO!
If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I haven’t been feeling too well over the past few days and have had little more energy to just lay in bed… I was very unwell on Friday night and did not get to sleep until Saturday morning when the sun was rising – not nice!
With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of the things I am loving this Sunday to pick me up from being poorly – or at least things I can dream about having or doing whilst still in my sick bed 🙁
Here are the things that have been getting me through my rough few days:
I am known in my office for my cakes and it has become a habit for me to bake when there are birthdays, people leaving etc. Last week I baked a lemon drizzle bundt cake which went down incredibly well and as it is one of the guys in my department’s birthdays today (and a big one at that since he is just short of 6 months younger than me) I thought I’d bake something for him!
After I’d been to The Mill Day courtesy of PaperMillDirect I spent the Saturday morning in Kendal, having a look around the gorgeous little town. I know for sure that I’ll be visiting the town again and hopefully this will be in 2013.
The Chocolate House, Kendal. Source