Saturday, August 7, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
What a great feeling it is pulling your own fresh home-made sourdough out of the oven! Even better when it takes no time, not even any kneading. Even better again when you can make a big batch at the start of the week, pull a piece off each morning, pop it in the oven and have perfect warm bread for the best-ever morning toast. Amazing. So easy. So yummy.
All 4 basic ingredients are just thrown in together and mixed. Apparently, lots of people already know about this bread revolution, but I didn't and you may not. You can get this basic recipe via Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
-Copied the picture I'd chosen on to the baking paper.
-Made 2 chocolate cakes and cut the picture out of the cakes using the baking paper pic as a guide.
-Mixed up a basic frosting and added blue colouring until I got the right blue and used this great icing stuff (see below!) for the outline. It was so easy to use.
At the end, I mixed up some runny white icing and used a small paint brush to fill in the eye.
All in all, so much easier and less time-consuming than I had expected!