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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
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    The Good Morning Thread
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    • 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
    The Good Morning Thread 5th Apr 14 at 6:17 AM
    Well, we've got a goodnight thread so let's have a good morning one as well.

    Good morning everybody
    Me and the dog have had our morning constitutional and shortly I shall be venturing forth to the big Tesco to do my fortnightly shop. When I get home I've got 3 hours work related admin and paperwork to do

    The weather here is a bit nippy but at least there's no fog.
    Last edited by joansgirl; 08-09-2015 at 9:31 PM.
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 14th Apr 18, 9:54 AM
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    Morning all, my plan to sleep in this morning was foild by forgetting to turn the alarm off last night. Oops
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 6:50 AM
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    Good morning folks.

    The Good bit somewhat negated by sniffing and sneezing, seem to have caught a chill ...
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 15th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
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    Morning all, actually got my weekend jobs done yesterday so have no urgent things to do today
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 10:56 AM
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    Good Morning, snifflings!

    Have been up for hours as usual, but got roped into a load of email-sending re. AmDram stuff, and now I'm right behind!



    However, I did manage to make my bread dough!

    First time in aeons that I've (tried to) made bread.
    I'd forgotten how hard all the kneading is, especially because since the last time I did any, my wrists have become damaged, and it hurt!

    It's just doing its second rising at the moment.

    I foresee a disaster.

    The recipe said 350ml of tepid water, but it needed at least half that again to get to be a dough, and I could probably have even added a bit more, so am not sure what it'll end up like.

    Plus I don't have an airing cupboard, so had to turn the heating on so that there was somewhere warm for it to rise!

    Once in an aeon might be enough!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 11:00 AM
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    I always prefer it to be written thus: on

    Just joking .... all the best with the bread-making. *Sniff*
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 11:08 AM
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    I always prefer it to be written thus: on

    Just joking .... all the best with the bread-making. *Sniff*
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You're absolutely right! And I've only just realised that is an option on my keyboard!

    The actual sound of is more akin to the northern pronunciation of a (as in cat), so God knows why we now pronounce it as ee.
    And that's why I get annoyed when the American spelling is used, which leaves off the a.




    Humph! You didn't tell onomatop!!!339;ia off for not spelling his name with an oe joined together......... the stupid spam thing won't let me type it!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-04-2018 at 11:12 AM.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Apr 18, 11:23 AM
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    First time in aeons that I've (tried to) made bread.
    I'd forgotten how hard all the kneading is, especially because since the last time I did any, my wrists have become damaged, and it hurt!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You should get a bread making machine to do the dough for you, I got one from Aldi and have never looked back
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 11:26 AM
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    You should get a bread making machine to do the dough for you, I got one from Aldi and have never looked back
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I just felt like making some as a one-off.

    If I bought a machine, I doubt I'd use it much, as I don't eat an awful lot of bread.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 15th Apr 18, 11:50 AM
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    Morning all

    Still struggling with this damned chest wall/rib/intercostal muscle injury

    I am trying to keep it all mobile without over doing it but although that works it gives me gyp when I stop. Taken so many pain meds I rattle
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Apr 18, 1:40 PM
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    Good Morning, snifflings!

    Have been up for hours as usual, but got roped into a load of email-sending re. AmDram stuff, and now I'm right behind!



    However, I did manage to make my bread dough!

    First time in aeons that I've (tried to) made bread.
    I'd forgotten how hard all the kneading is, especially because since the last time I did any, my wrists have become damaged, and it hurt!

    It's just doing its second rising at the moment.

    I foresee a disaster.

    The recipe said 350ml of tepid water, but it needed at least half that again to get to be a dough, and I could probably have even added a bit more, so am not sure what it'll end up like.

    Plus I don't have an airing cupboard, so had to turn the heating on so that there was somewhere warm for it to rise!

    Once in an aeon might be enough!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Bread will rise in a fridge, it doesn't need a warm room at all. All that does is speeds up the rise which whilst handy, makes tasteless bread

    You can also get by without kneading. Stretching it will get the bread going. I have no feeling in my hands and if I CBA to get the Kenwood out, I just sit at the table and stretch away at the bread.
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 1:46 PM
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    Hi Suki, you caught me just before I logged off for an afternoon nap!

    I was asking about you the other day as I hadn't seen you here - hope that you're ok .
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
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    Bread will rise in a fridge, it doesn't need a warm room at all. All that does is speeds up the rise which whilst handy, makes tasteless bread

    You can also get by without kneading. Stretching it will get the bread going. I have no feeling in my hands and if I CBA to get the Kenwood out, I just sit at the table and stretch away at the bread.
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Now she tells me!

    Well I've made it. The bread.

    I suppose it's bread.

    Trouble was, it didn't rise much at all. I did what the recipe on the flour packet said and everything.
    It rose a bit the first time, but the second time, it didn't seem to have risen at all.
    Then afterwards, I checked with a very ancient cookbook, and I'm wondering if the instructions about the yeast were right. It said to add the yeast (dried yeast) straight to the flour, but the cookbook said to get it going by mixing it in warm water with a flat tsp of sugar.

    Anyway, I did what I was told to do by the packet and left it for twice the amount of time to rise (not) and then baked it anyway, even though it hadn't risen much.

    Unless I was using the wrong size tins.

    Anyway, I have had some of one of the two loaves, which really look like giant scones!
    It sliced all right, even though the slices are very narrow! and tasted like wholemeal bread, and I suppose wholemeal bread isn't meant to be very light, is it?

    It was a bit uninspiring, though.


    I mght try doing some more another time but using white flour, and letting the crust hi-bake, and seeing if that's nicer.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 5:55 PM
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 6:10 PM
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    Originally posted by Sleazy
    What, eat the evidence, you mean!

    I might try some with blackberry jam on it.

    It's jolly filling though!

    I suppose that's one good thing!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    What, eat the evidence, you mean!

    I might try some with blackberry jam on it.

    ...
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!
    It's the taste that counts - I remember my mum used to bake things that maybe didn't always look great, but still yummy!
    When she baked, even when I was a teenager I liked to clear out the mix from the mixing bowl with a spoon
    Now, I'd just use my fingers ...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
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    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!
    It's the taste that counts - I remember my mum used to bake things that maybe didn't always look great, but still yummy!
    When she baked, even when I was a teenager I liked to clear out the mix from the mixing bowl with a spoon
    Now, I'd just use my fingers ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Oh, I don't care what it looks like, but the taste wasn't marvellous.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 7:07 PM
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    I used to bake, but as I think I've mentioned previously bread never did work for me (even with a bread maker).

    Banana Cake and Cheese Scones were my speciality, although haven't done either for a couple of years now ...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    I used to bake, but as I think I've mentioned previously bread never did work for me (even with a bread maker).

    Banana Cake and Cheese Scones were my speciality, although haven't done either for a couple of years now ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Have tried a bit more with blackberry jam, and that was better.

    It's very dense and chewy, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Apr 18, 10:38 PM
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    wholemeal bread can be like that,

    mum used to make it all the time in her machine - bloody awful stuff tbh

    Wholemeal does need all the help it can get to rise, Id have started the yeast off

    Never put salt near the yeast either, it kills it
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Apr 18, 10:39 PM
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    Hi Suki, you caught me just before I logged off for an afternoon nap!

    I was asking about you the other day as I hadn't seen you here - hope that you're ok .
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Not feeling too sociable at the moment hence Ive not posted in here for a while

    It will pass
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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