Oh Such a Perfect Day

You know those days, they are not planned, they just sort of happen. I woke with a feeling of needing to bake. I wanted to make some scones, I’ve never actually been able to make them before, but my “zen” mind took over and I knew today I would give them a go.

The day started with 2 clients who come regularly for a Reiki treatments. Then after a quick dash to the shops to get supplies, a quick sweep and mop of the floor, I was ready to begin. I think I started my creations at 11:30ish and finished around 5:30ish. I was in my own little piece of heaven!

First, trying out a new organic bread flour I had acquired last week. Normally, the kitchen is warm enough to let the dough rise on the breakfast bar, but today. There was a slight chill in the kitchen, and I suddenly realised that the grill on the range would be the perfect place to let the dough rise. Nice and cosy and warm.

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With the bread rising nicely, it was time to chop some vegetables for soup. Like I mentioned in an older post, this vegetable soup is simplicity at its best. Just chop, boil, whizz, reheat and serve.

I then turned my attentions to cupcakes. On Thursday, I read how to crystallise rose petals. Not believing how simple it could be, I de-petaled a rose, (technical term), brushed with egg white, dusted with sugar and let them rest on a lined baking tray in the larder.

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By today they were ready to go on the cupcakes, made by the way in my new silicone cupcake cases. They turned looking rather sweet!

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Finally I turned my attention to the scones. Previously I knew my problems had been I overwork and flatten the scone dough to much. A concerted effort was made today to barely work the dough, pat out rather than roll, and leave the dough alone when I would normally continue patting and rolling………..

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The best part of today, this afternoon relatives turned up, it meant that I could feed them a delicious home cooked, from start to finish meal. The hours I had spent and enjoyed in the kitchen could now be enjoyed by others. I think this is the main reason I like to cook. I like to see other people enjoying good wholesome food.

I believe apart from the gift of love, the gift of food is one of the best things you can give to another human being.

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2 Comments

  1. emilyjclarke says:

    all looks delish!!! 🙂

  2. smilecalm says:

    Food love from the heart!

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