This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cook Up......Christmas 2016



Phew, this post has been a long time coming!!!
Back to Christmas 2016 saw my Son and I bottle some Dill Cucumbers the Latvijan way



All cut and ready to go


DS was keen to learn how to do this and quickly jammed the cucumbers into the jars






I thought I would start off a Sourdough batter for some Bread
Having learnt that if Dough is proved for a minimum of roughly 12 hours the Gluten in the process breaks right down......Perfect for Gluten Intolerants like me
More information over here 
It's all about slowing it right down like in the old days before mass baking where now bread can be made in an hour!!!
I'm all for Slow Food



I gave mine an 18 hour rise


Out of the oven


And tasted sooooo good......and no reaction!!!


From donna hay magazine Issue 90 Dec/Jan 2017 
I made an Apple Cider, Mustard and Sage Glaze for our Ham which DS had started outside
Recipe available here 


Glaze


The Ham over the Spit



Daughter and Grand Daughter by the Spit


Finally ready and oh so succulent

The meal
 

Whilst on a roll I made some Mixed Spice and Raspberry Loaves 




I used Gluten Free Flour so not as risen as using regular flour



Quite yummy too as I love Raspberries!!!




 Raw Choc-Hazelnut Raspberry Tart before Chocolate Mousse Topping



All done now
And for about 5 years I've been wanting to make a German Stollen using a Gluten Free recipe
A Gluten Free recipe over here 
and it was worth the wait!!! 

That did me in for a few weeks so it was all easy meals from then on!!!

Bon Appetie......Dzintra

4 comments:

I am said...

Hi Dzintra wow you sure have been a domestic goddess,all that yummy food is making me hungry,well done my friend xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Dzintra, good morning! What a lovely meal, and your proofing process is spot on. Remember what you learned in Paris? It's all about letting the dough sit much longer. Oh what a joy!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yum!! Everything looks delicious!!

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of good food here........yummo........

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