Well, that's my birthday gone for another year. One year closer to getting the pension! That's scary...anyway, I'm not sure I feel old enough to be a pensioner.
I had a lovely day with family around to visit, a phone call from my mum and lots of glasses of wine. For some reason or other, I didn't watch much tennis that night.
Saw Roger Federer play last night, and no surprises, he is through to the quarter finals.
I was telling a friend via email of my efforts to make a loaf of bread using my newly acquired breadmaker. I carefully read the instructions, measured the ingredients, put the loaf pan thingy in the breadmaker, closed the lid, figured out the settings I wanted and turned it on. The time until the loaf was cooked and ready to eat was 4.25 hours. So, I did my laundry, vacuumed and washed the floors, dusted, cleaned the bathroom, had a couple of cups of coffee...well, you get the idea. Four-and-a-quarter hours later the machine beeped to let me know it was finished. I was surprised I hadn't smelt it cooking, I was really looking forward to smelling bread baking.
I opened the machine and took out the pan, peered inside and, oh good grief, what a revolting glutinous mess meet my horrified gaze. I couldn't figure out what went wrong so read the instructions again. I missed a very important sentence...to ensure pan is locked into place, press down firmly on the corners. Makes all the difference, you know. So...I gave up the bread idea and made decadent triple chocolate muffins instead!
I'll have another go at making some bread today, this time making sure the pan is properly locked into place so that the machine actually works!
As a Prelude .....
5 years ago