Today was a big success on so many levels. Today, I cantered on a horse for the very first time. I made a tasty cauliflower soup for my lunches this week and I baked biscuits – sort of. I decided that American style biscuits are similar enough to scones that I could use good old Mary Berry’s recipe again for biscuits. I did. And okay, they aren’t the light, fluffy things I am used to, but minus the sugar they are similar enough. And guess what! They actually rose! It makes me feel like I am ending this month’s adventures on a high. I took a picture and everything because I was so proud. Getting bread products to rise was something I have never been able to master, until today. And, as I always suspected, the thicker the dough, the higher they rise. Not to mention the fact that I barely touched them with my hands. I think Mary would be proud. Sure they look a little abnormal, but don’t we all. 🙂 And who wants perfect home baked goods anyway. How would you know they were home baked if they were perfect?
I am looking forward to next month. It was already going to be pretty action packed, but I am trying to cram in everything that I can possibly think of that I love to do, that really lights my fire and gets me going. So, it is probably going to be a bit insane, or at least drive me there.
Tomorrow, I am going to try to focus on my reflections for this month. I think this will be quite baking centric because, really, I have tried to focus on the basics and learning to get those things right. Apparently, I also need to get back to baking more cookies. They were apparently even more of a hit that I realised and requests for subscriptions are rolling in. And here I thought I couldn’t bake.