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Monday 2 October 2017
In My Kitchen: October 2017
Regular readers will have noticed my recent overnight baked sourdough doughnuts on the blog. Sylvia is a tad obsessed with these holey fritters. We took the above yeasted doughnuts down to my parents for Father's Day. Sylvia and her cousins decorated them when we arrived. Both E and my dad love doughnuts so they went down well.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness they are next. I really loved these floral bowls from an op shop. And I bought these lasagna sheets for a recent lasagna just because they were "corrugated". They did look really cool in the lasagna and I think the corrugation means more pasta.
overnight sourdough bread dough. It works really well. So recently I had a go at making bear faced rolls. They tickled my fancy! I think I ate more for work lunches than Sylvia because these were made at the start of the holidays. But she has been enjoying sourdough rolls for her school lunches.
Shaheen of A2K with both some of my favourite products and a few unknowns. One of the unknowns was some Outback Spirit Tasmanian Pepper Salt mix. She raved about this salt so much that I had to buy it and agree it is a really nice seasoning mix. Now I have bought some for my mum too. When looking at Aussie products I also came across mio muesli which we have been eating regularly for a while. What goes around comes around!
Wallace and Gromit exhibition at ACMI and enjoyed looking through the giftshop. I purchased this Harry Potter mug. It is the third Harry Potter mug in the house. One was E's dad's and got chipped in transit. One is a Marauders Map one where the map appears when you put boiling water in. I am reading the fifth Harry Potter book to Sylvia. Harry is such a moody teenage boy in this that it does not seem so appropriate for an 8 year old but once you start, you can't stop!
no sew doughnuts made from socks, felt and fabric paint. Sylvia has enjoyed making these with me and they look colourful in her "doughnut den". I might share more about these if I can find some time but meanwhile, here is a plateful for you.
I did enjoy the Chickpea Corn Chips with Spicy Tomato Salsa (65% cornmeal and 5% chickpea flour so mostly corn chips). And I have been eating lots of canned peaches because summer fruit is still on the way thought berries and pears have been great to eat too.
electric kitchen scales malfunctioning. They are just over 2 years old which does not seem that old. Suddenly they have gone into ounces and refuse to go back to metric. I do not do imperial measures. My sourdough is suffering as I am not sure how much to feed it and my overnight sourdough bread dough seems either too sticky or too dry because my conversions never seem quite right. Time for new scales unless I have the energy to contact the manufacturer. (Yeah right!)
sausage rolls, doughnuts and lemonade while watching the AFL Grand Final and all were home made. Though we had some packaged bbq shapes because I didn't finish the sausage rolls until 3pm. I got caught up watching the pre-match entertainment with Sylvia and my neighbour. (Can anyone tell me why the banners don't rip to tatters these days? And why were only a handful of people on the oval watching the Killers why everyone else stayed in the stands?) We had lots of sausage rolls leftover to take down to my parents' house the next day to hear about their trip to India.
cheese muffins, gingerbread biscuits (with doughnut icing) and some pear muffins that I will share soon. The blog will be quiet while I am away but I will be back with holiday photos and more doughnuts and lots of fun stuff soon after we return.
I am sending this post to Sherry of Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen event, that was started by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 10th of the month. Or just head over to her blog to peek into more kitchens.