Monday, July 19, 2010

What a week

Lots of tears, difficult choices, time for reflection, remembering the happy times, kind words and thoughts from friends

I've finally made my way back after the past week, who would have thought a gimpy black lab could have made such an impact on my life. Thank you Utah, you were a blessing from the angels.

A big thanks to those who left comments this week, especially to Sue and Wendy for the wonderful poems about the loss a beloved furry friend.

I managed to do a little baking yesterday, the usual loaf of bread - light wholemeal and oat.

Special request from Tony was a fruit cake. I thought I'd give my Nana's favourite boiled fruit cake recipe a whirl, its been years since I've made this.

Here it is, the recipe was either cut out of The Courier Mail or The Telegraph and stuck on a piece of cardboard from a shoebox.

Click on the picture for the recipe. If you have problems reading it let me know.
A few notes on the recipe - I used 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, line the cake tin with two layers of paper, brown paper if possible. Daph cooked her cake at 350F/180C degrees, I would try 160C as the cake started to brown and cook to quickly. I cooked it for about an hour and 15 minutes.

If you fancy a little buttery french goodness then pop over to Down to Earth Forum and check out my Brioche tutorial in Adventures in Bread Making.

Hope you have a lovely day


Anonymous said...

Glad that you are feeling better. Your bread looks delicious.

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

It's hard losing a much loved pet. That brioche looks rather yummy, might take a look at your tutorial!

Lisa said...

Thanks I am feeling better, I still have me moments thou.

Sue you'll love the brioche, you can make it in your bread maker!

Chook said...

That cake & Brioche look fantastic!Have got to give them both a try.

Lisa said...

Thanks Chook, hope you enjoy them.