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There's this British historian and TV presenter Ruth Goodman who's done a whole bunch of docos about life on farms during various periods in history. She did one series called "Edwardian Farm" and during it they made a thing called "cut rounds", basically like a savory scone. I found a recipe and made them, and while mine didn't rise much, they're REALLY yummy! The recipe I followed was this one: http://raspberryandchipotle.blogspot.com/2011/07/cut-rounds.html I'm not remotely a person who knows about baking so I don't know why they didn't rise (needs more baking powder maybe?), but they WERE nice and moist inside and not like hockey pucks!
Posted on 11 June 2021, 22:31
It was our 12th wedding anniversary today, so we went out to dinner at our favourite Greek restaurant! It was freezingly cold so I got moussaka, and had galaktoboureko for dessert. 👌🏻 Irritatingly I had to get up extremely early this morning to go to Parramatta to tell the jury duty people that it'd be a pain the arse with work to do jury duty. Fortunately they just said "Yeah cool, you're excused" and that was that.
Posted on 9 June 2021, 21:12
That was good timing, I'm in the office today to get laksa with the team and one of our new starters, and this message was posted in our #syd-food-alerts channel. Then about ten minutes later the slider was delivered right to my desk!
Posted on 28 May 2021, 10:46
I made those rosemary chocolate chunk cookies again, this time I learnt how to properly brown the butter, and HOT DAMN are they good! I screwed up the sizing of the first batch again though (have made a proper note now), and had to chop the chocolate smaller because I'd have run out!
Posted on 15 May 2021, 22:13
Bread success. I've been doing a bit of fiddling around and the Overnight White Bread recipe from Flour Water Salt Yeast with 25% whole wheat flour and the water bumped to 790mL is seriously delicious.
Posted on 15 May 2021, 13:13
I went into the office today solely because we're having a team lunch. I'm happy to report that the beef ribs from Hurricane's are still magnificent.
Posted on 13 May 2021, 14:03
I made chocolate butter cookies! And continued my tradition of fucking up the first batch, this time because I didn't realise they were meant to be rolled into a ball in the palm of your hand. Ah well, won't affect the flavour!
Posted on 6 May 2021, 20:39
I made rosemary chocolate chunk cookies! And uh, slightly misjudged the size of the dough balls in the first batch. 😅
Posted on 25 April 2021, 14:33
Dinner was magnificently excellent as always. No photo of the moussaka, both because I was hungry and got stuck into it immediately, but also because it's not very photogenic. I actually had room for dessert for once, though, and had bougatsa for the first time. Hot DAMN is it nice!
Posted on 20 April 2021, 22:36
Posted on 9 April 2021, 13:15