I mentioned yesterday that work is very stressful at the moment as I cover for the Director who is in sunnier climates.
I am being pulled in many different directions with the office and trying to do two persons work without the assistance of comic book superpowers is proving somewhat trying.
I got in yesterday evening and as motioned decided to de-stress by baking.
I do not know about you but I find that doing a task involving my hands rather than my brain allows me to slowly calm down after the rigours of the numpties I was dealing with in my "9-5".
I had noticed I was running low on bread at the weekend, so decided to make another couple of loaves to fill up the freezer again.
As I opened the the pantry door, I noticed this little bag looking wistfully at me in a corner.
It had been a freebie from my mum some months ago.
Being a free spirit, open to new possibilities kinda gal. I thought what the hell and grabbed it to have a go.
Possibly the easiest loaf in the world to make. Add 300ml of water then knead for 5 mins, leave for 5mins and then shape and place in baking tin to prove for about an hour. Bake for 35 minute and Bobs your Uncle, a perfect loaf.
In the end I brought it into work with me and shared it with others. All agreed it was delicious especially for being granary which I have not made before.
I think this is a good idea for people just starting out with bread making as it gives you a guaranteed loaf quickly, however at about £1 a bag for one loaf, it is certainly not a frugal option going forward.
However the time it gave me to wind down after a very busy day was priceless.