Monday, 18 January 2010

Cakes and Crochet

Due to the fact that I had only wholemeal bread flour I decided against making a loaf last weekend in case it ended up like cardboard. I like to mix a little white flour in to make it a bit lighter. I'm also waiting for some 'Bread Improver' to be delivered from Lakeland so I'll make the next loaf when it arrives. It's listed in all the recipes in my bread-maker manual but I didn't know where to get it from until recently.
So, wanting to make use of the machine, I made ginger cake in it instead! The recipe stated to bake for 1hr 10mins but I can't programme my simple machine to do anything but an hour so I took the plunge and went ahead.

Apart from sinking in the middle, it turned out really well.

I couldn't resist a slice with an afternoon cup of tea.

And here's a preview of a little chunky something I started on Sunday. It's made of cast-off T-shirts cut into strips and crocheted. It should grow quite quickly (the sort of project I like); look at the size of the hook!! More on this next time.........
Bye for now
Teresa x


Lis said...

Mmm I could just eat a slice of that scrumptious looking ginger cake :)

Peach Rainbow said...

waiting for crochet project details, looks interesting!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh yum. The cake looks delish. What sort of pan did you use to make such a tall square cake?

mary said...

That cake looks delicious! I haven't tried one yet in my breadmaker.

Can't wait to see the crochet! I want to do something similar with old t-shirts to make a rug for my kitchen!

Monica said...

oh like the r-shirt crochet... did you sew the strips together? knotted them?

I'd love to know how you've done it!!