After reading Jane’s post, I thought it would be fun to join in with the In My Kitchen This Month, so welcome to my kitchen.
Black bread! I make bread nearly every week but usually stick to my basic white, wholemeal or Essex huffer so I’ve decided to try a new recipe at least once a month. This Black Bread recipe is from Dan Lepard’s Short & Sweet book and contains black treacle, instant coffee and cocoa. Interesting if nothing else. Actually it tastes good, though I think I may have been a bit heavy handed with the black treacle spoon.
Sugar. Kilos and kilos of it. Beth has a stall booked at the Young Farmers show later in the month and is frantically finishing her fruit gins. This week the raspberries have been taken out of the gin and the sweetness levels finessed. My kitchen is awash with raspberries, gin and sugar. Life isn’t all bad.
Boozy raspberries in white chocolate. The bonus of Beth using my kitchen is that I can pinch some of her waste product. I melted a bar of white chocolate, stirred in a couple of spoonfuls of gin infused raspberries, spread it out on some baking paper and left it to set.
Something a little longer lasting than chocolate, is my kitchen cupboard. A badly made cupboard of no distinction. My father-in-law remembered it in his mother’s kitchen; he used to come home from school, take down a jar of jam from the shelf and eat a spoonful. When we moved here the cupboard had been demoted to a back bedroom and I was worried that the door had woodworm. Closer inspection revealed a strange circular pattern to the holes and it transpired that was where Bill and his brothers had hung a dartboard. We dragged the cupboard back to the kitchen and repainted it and though the door doesn’t shut properly and the shelves are splintering, it is an enormously useful cupboard.
What is in your kitchen this month? Why not share and join in the fun at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.