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Wednesday, 3 June 2020
In My Kitchen - June 2020
Even race politics aside, May has been another odd month. Aren't they all this year! We have only been in lockdown for 2 months but easy lockdown feels like starting life all over again. We have had the first visit to my parents, Sylvia's first playdate. My first dinner with a colleague. Then my first walk in a park in a group of 10 colleagues. In the next week I have a family afternoon tea and Sylvia returning to school. Who would have believed a few months ago that all this would feel amazing to be able to do. Lots of other changes are happening here with easing of lockdown but for now I continue to work from home.
Cafes were able to open in the state of Victoria yesterday with a maximum of 20 patrons and rising to 50 patrons 3 weeks later. It is amazing to be able to visit a cafe. We are still eating at home. The above meringues were made by Sylvia as a school project. She is pretty amazing that she can make these by herself.
Mothers Day vouchers. Sylvia made me breakfast in bed and it was a lovely relaxing morning reading my book while she made pancakes - purple and green - and freshly squeezed orange juice.
easy three ingredient sourdough crumpets made with sourdough starter and no need for any rising. They were quick and tasted lovely. I was surprised they weren't quite as brown as the ones from the supermarket and I only got 5 crumpets. The crumpet rings (9.5cm diameter) I bought specially for the recipe were bigger than the 7.5cm diameter) egg rings Karen used. It is a great way to use up sourdough starter and have crumpets ready in about 30 minutes!
pizza. It was the first time I had a friend around for ages and was so lovely to sit and chat. And did I mention that Sylvia has started cooking an egg on her pizza between the tomato sauce and cheese!
Brownie in a Mug. I haven't been baking heaps so occasionally when we want some sweet dessert we make this quick recipe. I love it because there are no eggs and no fuss and minimal dishes. Please it tastes amazing. It is quite rich and we have shared it on occasion. I only recommend it to people with great self control. It would be just too easy to make this every night.
my sourdough starter in the same plastic jug ever since I created it in 2014. Recently the handle broke when it fell on the floor. So I went searching for a new jug that would not take up too much space in the fridge. I found a new one but then I have found because it is even narrower and taller than my old jug that it is hard to stir with a spoon. However I have found that a long butter knife can be used to stir it. But it may take a bit more experimentation to find the best way to use it.
bread as my old one.
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, I am grateful to Sherry for soldiering on despite all the upheaval as In My Kitchen is always a fun event. If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 13th of the month. Or just head over to her blog and visit more kitchens.