Collected the youngsters, Alfie, 4, Olivia, 6 and Phoebe, 8, on Sunday, to stay with us for a few days over the half term.
Yesterday morning we decided to make some bread – pizzas for dinner were on the agenda, plus assorted other stuff.
In the event, Alfie made a sweet dough and the girls each made a plain dough.
1 mug bread flour - 1 dessertspoon sugar (for the sweet dough – nothing for the savoury dough) - 1/3 mug water - 1 tsp fresh yeast
Alfie made half a dozen pains au chocolat (a la Elizabeth David – not the unpleasant [to my taste] croissant variety). Phoebe made four doughnuts and a small pasty with the rest of the sweet dough. 2 containing (her idea) a glace cherry and chocolate spread, 1 with a glace cherry and apple sauce, and one containing all three ingredients.
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the cherry and chocolate one!
After much playing with the dough (the original playdough!), Olivia produced a ‘snake pizza’ which looked more like a rabbit, Phoebe made a cheese and tomato pizza, and I made one with Pateole spread and vegan pesto.
(Can see I’m going to have to work harder at this if I’m going to blog about every bit of breadmaking I do…)