It’s been a rough week health-wise, filled with more tests, more specialists, more doc visits, so I’m trying to make it as pleasant as possible by filling my other moments with tasks and projects that I love.
I’ve started doing puzzles again, smiling to myself as I remember how much I love doing them. They remind me of Christmases past where a puzzle on the game table was always on the go for anyone fancying a few minutes of searching for just the right piece. The library was getting rid of stacks of them so I nabbed a few featuring beautiful scenes from Europe and am excited to clear off the veranda table as a designated puzzle spot.
I’ve also been reading, a lot. It’s amazing how much reading you can get done waiting for appointments. 🙂 I always have a stack of books on the go, and here are a few from my stack this week.
“Food DIY” by Tim Hayward. I’ve been researching how to make my own prosciutto, salami, duck terrine, and bacon, and this book is a wealth of practical, funny, and inspiring information.
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp raw sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, grated
2/3 cup cold milk
1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 450 F (210 C)
- Stir together flour, baking powder, sea salt, and raw sugar. Add grated butter and toss with flour mixture to distribute evenly. Cut in more if pieces are too big.
- Mix together cold milk and egg and pour over flour mixture. Toss gently with a fork until it holds together.
- Turn over onto floured surface and mix with hands only until it forms a ball that holds together.
- Press ball flat until about 3/4 inch thick and cut into 8 triangles. (You can bake as is or brush tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with raw sugar.)
- Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown on top.
- Serve warm or cool.