Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quick bread

I have been on a spree borrowing baking books from our library. The most recent one I borrowed is "The baker's bible"

This has a whole lot of easily do-able recipes. Most of them are really simple, and for people like me who prefer to bake eggless, this is a good book. All recipes use very few eggs and can easily be replaced. Last weekend I baked a low-fat raisin bread from this book and it turned out absolutely amazing

Thanks to my baking spree, I have a new addition to my library

This is another book loaded with absolutely easy and do-able and yummy recipes. It's loaded with pictures, so a feast for the eyes too.

I am definitely making a steady progress, though a slow one, on seashells. Well, that's a very quick update from me.
Till next time.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TUSAL and Gaming!!

Yes, that's precisely what has been keeping me away. Thanks to Fruit Ninja, Tetris, Subway surf and my new jigsaw apps, I have hardly made any progress with my stitching.

Let me show you my orts for the months first
All orts are from december cottage, just a few from seashells

We just removed the training wheels from V's cycle and she just can't stay away from it.

I tried this new recipe - corn pudding.
I found this recipe in one of the women's magazines, while I was enjoying a mint pedicure at the parlor. Here it is:
Boil a cup of corn in a cup of milk till it is well cooked and soft. Cool this and grind to a smooth paste. Pass this through a sieve. I skipped this step (out of sheer laziness). Pour this corn mixture into a heavy bottomed vessel, add more milk, 1 cup sugar, 1tbsp butter and cook till the mixture is thick. It should look like custard. The original recipe called for cinnamon for additional flavor, but I used cardamom and saffron. This gave a real nice touch. Chill and serve.
This is a very quick and easy dessert.

As the months fly, it's time to display the "finished" September cottage.
Just 3 more to "finish" and they will be done for good. I have gathered all the materials required to finish them all and hope to get that done by this week.

Though I have not made much progress with seashells, here's where I am with it.
I have not been baking the last few weeks at all.

I promise to make more progress and put down my games from now. Till my next post, hopefully with more progress.. Take care.. Be Happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir