Sometimes one falls off the sourdough wagon. Or the whole bread wagon for that matter...
..only to hop back on again at another time that feels right. It's feels good to be baking again.
|Kibbled 7 grain sourdough|
After a preliminary harvest of excitement well before ripeness...I've been letting our first ever (token) crop of apricots ripen on the tree and discovered that by doing so they form the most seductive blush..
Plus, they're the most delicious apricot I've ever tasted. Not that I'm biased or anything, having planted the tree and then spending time watering it, defending it from goats, mulching it, netting it...yaddayadda..
The tree is a Moorpark. And even my gardening book says they're delicious! See, I would not lie..
A crumble also made an appearance this week. All for experimental purposes. I needed to perform some quality control in the form of taste testing that bottled pear/plum concoction from last week..
..and it got the thumbs up! I will definitely be making this combination again...the whole cinnamon stick really adds that extra bit of yum without overpowering the flavour of the fruits. The plums were also slightly tart and went nicely with the sweet crumble topping..
And it's blackberry season here! I've been 'Picking our own...at home'! It's such a comfort to know that they haven't been sprayed or been visited on by a stray dog..(yes, this would worry me if picking from a roadside!). Just 100% good, clean berries here for the taking, if I can beat the birds that is.
I'm feeling a blackberry and apple jam making session coming on...
What's being eaten at your place?