Home made bread is great, but sometimes you don't want it crusty!
These rolls are lovely and soft, great with burgers.
This recipe makes 6 generous rolls.
Mix the following ingredients into a dough; 1 egg, 4 fl oz milk, 3 tbsp butter (actually I used I can't believe it's not butter!), 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups bread flour and 1 1/2 tsp yeast.
Knead well, and leave to rise until doubled in size.
(I do all this in the breadmaker.)
Punch down the dough and divide into equal sized balls, place on baking tray and leave rise for 20 - 30 mins.
Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
In my new role as wedding planner I have turned my hand to floristry.
This is my first hand tied bouquet using just £3 worth of roses from Lidl - lots cheaper than a florist!
It's actually very easy - you strip the leaves from the stems, then place them in your hand one at a time, making sure the stems cross each other. Tie some ribbon around them, cut the stems to equal lengths and hey presto - hand tied bouquet.
I am very honoured, and it's made me think why I started this blog.
I suppose really it's a way of showing off.
LOOK WHAT I'VE DONE!!!!
I've always had some show-off tendencies, and you won't find me blogging about collapsed cakes, burnt biscuits or knackered knitting! I only show you the good stuff!
I read lots of other blogs and admire those of you who are able to share your innermost thoughts, your worries, your disasters as well as your triumphs. Perhaps I need to develop a more serious streak... except streaking just reminds me of those late nights in college, more than slighly drunk, when streaking was a happy pastime!
But now to pass on the award to some blogs I like to read.
Scented Sweetpeas who writes lovely words with lovely pictures, sharing lots of lovely ideas.
My Handmade Haven who I know has lots of nominations for such awards but I love to see the stuff Shell makes.
And also to
Pippa who is very good at the the sharing, emotional stuff as well as crafting!