One of the benefits of expecting guests (beyond the capacity of the guest bedroom) is that my sewing room needed to be tidied up - so at least it was sparkling and ready for the New Year..... I could see at a glance MOST of my projects either underway or in planning as every box, basket, bag or pile related to a different project - yikes. (That didn't include things tucked away in the cupboard or a drawer or hanging on the upstairs balcony rail. It would be too frightening to add them to the picture.....)
|Just needed to fold down the cutting table and roll it out of the way......|
|This arrived in the mail in the nick of time......|
|The Christmas baking - 3 cakes, 2 puddings and fat-free fruit mince.....|
|Results this year were MUCH improved on last year......|
The levain / poolish / mother / starter (or whichever term you'd prefer to use) bubbled away nicely - though maybe not as vigorously as the pictures indicated that it should.
|The loaves rose as per expectation - though it may have been better to leave a little longer....|
|......and they looked and smelled amazing when they came out of the oven|
|Possibly could have been cooked a little longer.........|
And the mischief maker continues to amuse.......
|The ONLY fabric not packed up......|
|Usually she chews the ends of laces - this one was not so considerate......|