Kitchen Capers: making my first ever loaf of bread

I have been having great fun in the kitchen today. And the best bit about it? Eating the fruits of one’s labours of course!

For a while now I have been wanting to have a go at making bread. We have a perfectly good bread maker which we use occasionally. But having watched tons of cookery programmes on TV over the years, as well as reading about how amazing it is to make one’s own bread, I decided to give it a try and see for myself.

Using the ‘Basic White Load’ recipe from James Morton’s fantastic and easy to follow book Brilliant Bread, I managed to produce this little beauty:

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More Joy

I’ve been doing some more pottering in my emerging girl-cave this morning, in anticipation of finishing off ‘project pantry‘ at some point.

I was delighted to see how lovely and sunny the room is first thing in the morning.  I already knew that the kitchen gets the sun, but I have never really thought about what sort of light there is in the pantry.  What a lovely happy room this is going to be.

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