Friday, 9 April 2010

Perks of the Job: No. 2

A Dear Little Loaf

When the bakery has a little dough left over, the girls can made A Dear Little Loaf. Sometimes they shape it and make what is, essentially, a bun. However, they also have a diddy loaf tin from a children's cooking set which makes a real mini-loaf.

Then there's small-girl-size toast to be eaten.

Of course, as these small girls have enormous appetites, a Dear Little Loaf generally makes only one snack, but it gives a great deal of satisfaction.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

A Compromise

Well, it's not the large wood-fired oven we need and it is also possibly one of the ugliest ovens I've seen, but it's not our domestic oven and it's not in our kitchen.

In order for life and baking to continue without hindering each other further, we've found a new space in which to bake and bought a small catering oven. The joy of having the kitchen back for family cooking and home educating is considerable. For Matthew, there is the liberation of not having to put the bakery back in a box at the end of the day, and a space devoted to dough. It's making some pretty nice looking bread, too.