We went to the Torbay Steam Rally on Friday, a really good day, only one shower and we were in the craft tent for that. I brought some Honey Mustard which was ideal as we had a sausage casserole for supper.
I cheated and used an M&S Apple pour over sauce on my chopped peppers, onions and chilli, adding the sausages last. It looked a bit pale,
but after an hour in the oven was much more appetising.
I did julienne carrots and potatoes baked in an oil coating.
I also fed up my sourdough starter, intending to make some bread on Saturday
Saturday morning, and there were lots of things that I wanted to do, as it was a dark morning I started with the bread, making two dough’s, one with Wholemeal and Rye, the other with strong White flour.
My starter sometimes seems to struggle so I leave the loaves to prove in the warm conservatory for a good 10 hours, they will be baked tonight.
Next job was to peel my pickling onions, 3kg of them,
while that was going on I had set water to boil for Rose Petal wine, it hardly seems over a year ago that I made it last, the post was called “Rose Petal Wine and Rain” on 17/06/11. It made a beautiful smell when I poured the boiling water over the petals,
on Monday I can strain it and get it fermenting. The onions have now been salted and can be bottled tomorrow.
topped with crushed cookies as well as the more conventional flour/butter/sugar combination. I always use dark brown sugar in my crumble topping and in my custard, I think it looks nicer. It certainly tastes nicer.