My trip to Reading was tiring but given the list I took my purchases were extremely modest. I bought 2.6m of this lovely rust colour wool;

bread 010 This is for a jacket. I have an almost vintage O.O.P. Vogue pattern of a fitted jacket in the ‘riding jacket’ style of the 70’s. Whether this fabric actually gets made up into this is anyone’s guess, but that is the idea at the moment. I just love the feel and colour of this fabric and am enjoying just looking and planning at the moment. Then I bought 2.5m of this cotton fabric for a blouse;

bread 013 I also bought a Burda pattern for lingerie and some thread, – a very modest haul for me – I can only say in my defence, never go fabric shopping with non-sewing friends – nuff said.

I have been champing at the bit to try the ‘No Knead Bread’ that has been trumpeted about in lots of blogs. It sounds so simple, but my first attempt bombed        bread 014     and my second attempt went the same way too!

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The culprit  appears to be the yeast I had in the cupboard. It was allegedly active yeast, but I think its acting days were over. I didn’t taste the first one, the appearance alone put me off, but I did cut the second incarnation and buttered it, it tasted like crumpet, soft and doughy and cluggy – [I just made that word up, but it describes it perfectly]. Anyhoo, I will give this one more try with fresh active yeast and if it doesn’t work I am back to the Ronnie Corbett method of breadmaking.


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  1. lovelucie1 says:

    Even the fast acting yeast that comes in individual sachets has quite a short shelf life. I think some new active yeast would make all the difference. Looking forward to seeing you have another go!

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