Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Kneading, muffins and batter.

1. I am still getting to know bread dough -- I'm looking out for the silky texture I'm supposed to achieve by kneading. I'm noticing the way it changes under my hands from a mix of ingredients to a single object, podgy and quite definitely alive.

2. Popping muffins out of citrus-coloured silicon bakeware.

3. The secret to toad-in-the-hole is so simple -- get the pan shimmering hot, and then pour in the batter.