Indecision, indecision … I’ve changed my mind re posts so often that it’s not becoming me!
|I found this in a health food shop - gluten free - |
from Doves Farm, Hungerford, Berkshire
Shortages of flour … I use very little, but ‘tis a store cupboard ‘nice necessity’ – no children, no husband … no need to bake, but managed to get some – it is self-raising, but that’s fine for the moment … I use it for sauces …
|This looked a fun book -|
I don't own it ... but the
descriptions made me laugh
Lots of cake baking being done, or bread being made – by others … no eggs either at some places – I’m glad I’m in a decent sized town with lots going on when it happens, a chance to walk by the sea … but civilised enough to have most things in the shop – and just about be able to walk right in …
|A gaudy Simnel cake c/o Wiki - Doves Farm has|
different images; for anyone who likes to bake
they have some interesting Easter recipes ...
Simnel cake, Easter biscuits and Hot Cross Buns
I do love the idea of Simnel cake – traditional at this time of year … it’s now a rich fruit cake, but in medieval ages the high-calorie simnel cake was useful to the domestic servant’s own family’s nutrition when they had their Mothering Sunday off to visit home …
|Bread making in the 15th century|
Its name dates back to Roman times … Latin simila means “fine flour” … but over time its exact history has been lost … though there is a reference in 1226 AD to “bread made with simnel” … so even back in the days – fine flour was being sought out.
|Fate - by Alphonse Mucha (1880-1939)|
We can manage … we will get by … we are luckier than most in the world … and we never know when our time is up … or how – we need to take care and share …
All the best for World Health Day …
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