The mixture got easier to pipe as it cooled a bit, simply because it held its shape better. The first tray kinda flattened out a bit, while the second tray (above) held their shape better. I was shocked that Mal actually liked them, considering he hates potatoes and cheese. The texture is a bit like a french fry - still soft in the center, but a little crunch on the outside. I was worried they'd taste terrible as they cooled, but they're actually fine.
Now that things are opening up a bit, we were finally able to get our broken fence replaced. We'd realized that each section was going to fall apart one by one, so we may as well replace the whole thing since the people we bought the house from clearly didn't get it built correctly. The team came early in the week to remove the old fence and to pour concrete for new posts, then came a few days later to put the new fence up.
New gates that actually function!
It feels good to have got one repair/improvement project done. This weekend's baking is a butterflake herb loaf.
|Kids did most of the work mixing up the dough|
|Mal wandered off, so Gareth and I put together the butter-herb filling|
|We used the scraps to make all sorts of rolls|
|This one was just 4 pieces of scrap placed together with filling between.|
Next up: Florentines.