Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Just a tiny amount of sleet today

Blink and you would have missed it but today we did have just a little bit of sleet or hail before all the showers turned to rain. It was cold all day with the temperature reaching just 4.9°C our coldest daytime value since 21st February this year. Despite the low temperatures we still didn't have any frost. 

Sue asked me last week if I used sugar to make bread. I do as I thought sugar was needed to feed the yeast in order to make the bread rise. It seemed that this might be me believing in an old wives tale so as it was cold and miserable I thought it was a good day to test out a sugarless bread.
The result turned out fine. No problems with the dough rising at all. A bit like gardening this bread making  - never too old to learn something new.


  1. What a great loaf. The verification word prompts me to suggest - it's a "boobler"!

  2. Yep I like "boobler". Next on the menu some "boobleretts" hand made for dipping in a good winter soup.


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