Today has been a good day.
I decided to have a baking session, in preparation for the festivities.
I am a bit of a messy Tessy.
The solid fuel Rayburn was having a good day, and reached a really high temperature, so I decided to make some bread.
Quite often I get rid of a lot of angst when I am kneading, but today I just enjoyed the process and sang along to a cd of Christmas Music by Steeleye Span.
I could tell by the feel of the dough that it had the potential to be great bread.
While I waited for it to prove I cracked on and made mince pies and then a couple of apple pies.
Finally, after proving and baking ...
I was able to remove this little beauty from the Rayburn!
We tried a slice and it is wonderful - I know self-praise is no praise, but it really is good!
Made with love.