I haven't been very active this week, I've felt fluey but no cold or cough developed so I've been catching up reading blogs I like to visit.
Nothing better when you're feeling under the weather, home made Potato and Leek soup with home made bread.
I love making my own bread, so much better for you, the only downside is it gets eaten so quickly :) Since my op I've not been able to carry on doing it, we don't like shop bread very much so Mr B took over the mantle. He's not very fond of making it by hand. We have bought bread making machines but tbh I don't like the taste and it goes dry to quickly. However just before Christmas Mr B treated himself to this baby below. She's the Panasonic SD 2501, we waited eagerly for the first loaf to be baked wondering if we'd made the same mistake as before. The timer pinged and she was finished baking, friends I have to say this bread machine is absolutely great and well worth the money!!!! With the other machines you had to add milk powder and butter to the mix with this one you use only water for liquid and butter but it tastes just as good as a hand made loaf. We're very pleased with it and we would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of getting a bread machine.
We don't like using supermarket flour for bread so when we're ready for stocking up on this
We head off to Cauldwell Mill near Bakewell in the Peak District, not far from where we live, the mill is the original one that has been there for over 600 yrs. you can find details and what is also there if you click here
the shop from the doorway
the car park
Mr B just leaving the shop
One more thing before I go:
I recently mentioned Heather Bradley a lovely lady who I exchanged machines with, please do click on her name and go visiting. She has a couple of recent great tutorials on there, Heather is a registered Craft Teacher and I wish her the very best in the future. She's one very clever lady and available for teaching. Below is a beautiful bag she made for her daughter to keep her PE kit in. I love it!
Enjoy your weekend