Saturday, 9 April 2016

A magical alchemy

This post is really a boast, although not about me.  Mr C is a clever kind of person who can turn his hand to anything.  He was already a very practical person and an excellent cook when I met him.  However he has learned so many new things since we moved here to Hazel Cottage, he has made cheese, sloe gin and at least three different types of wine (parsnip, sloe and cherry plum).  

His main creations however are breads.   I just wanted to share some photos of the marvellous things he has made.
Cottage loaf

Hot Cross Buns


Rye Bread

And to go with all that bread, here is the cheese he made last year.  It was very tasty, especially washed down with the parsnip wine he made the year before!

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.
M.F.K. Fisher


  1. He is a master baker isn't he, looks delicious.

  2. How beautiful are those loaves and how impressed I am by Mr C's skills. Everything looks delicious! Jane xx

  3. Always a bonus when you end up with a handy husband. Mine has recently discovered the art of bread making and enjoys it too. Everything your husband has produced looks delicious xx

  4. Thanks for your comments, I'm very proud of him. :)

  5. Beautiful....I'm thinking of having a go at cheese making...perhaps soft cheese as I think it's less complicated?

    1. Soft cheese is really quite straightforward, I've made halloumi and mozzerella without any issues. All you need is some basic equipment really. Hard cheese is a lot more involved and time consuming.