Market day (photo documentation failure..)

It’s here! The first bread-baking, all singing, all dancing, lemon curd-making, onion pickling pre-market Friday of the season! I had lemon curd to make for the shop in Dundonnell and a cake to make for someone for Mothers’ Day (I made a truly awesome chocolate cake which I iced with stars and totally failed to take a picture of – again! I will make another one and ice it again and then take a photo and then post the recipe. Really. I will) so it was to be a busy day.

I toasted the pumpkin and sunflower seeds for the wholemeal bread – ah the smell! So toasty and savoury!

The first batch all went smoothly and was rising nicely…

A second kneading, a second proving and then chopped into six and shaped into tins for a final rise…

I also experimented with plain wholemeal, which was so good we had to try…

 

 

I also managed to pull off four batches of lemon curd before Neil came home…

 

On the day, we were getting picked up at 7am so we woke up, ready to go at… 6.55am. Leaping out of bed and lobbing loaves of bread into a bag with one leg in a pair of leggings was not my finest moment but we got it together and drove out into the rain by quarter past. It rained. It poured. And the wind did blow. I got dropped off in the horizontal torrents and clung to the flapping awnings, bags and boxes quivering in the┬ámeteorological onslaught. Happily, by about ten the sun came out and things started looking up. For some reason I can’t think of, I neglected to photograph the day, the stall, the bread, the cake or anything much that day. But suffice to say, it went reasonably well and I came home with 5 loaves and not the 29 I’d been expecting.

Roll on next week.

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