Yogurt Bread – Slightly tangy bread via adding yogurt. All purpose, basic bread. Continue reading Yogurt Bread Recipe
Old Fashioned White Bread – Grandma made bread like this. With milk for delicate texture and soft crust. Continue reading Old Fashioned White Bread Recipe
Herb Bread – Delicious blend of herbs and garlic gives this bread a fragrant flavour. Scrum-didly-umptious 🙂 Continue reading Herb Bread Recipe (Version One)
Lighter White Bread – Lovely, yummy, white bread with honey (and milk). Can be used for loaves, rolls, or I’ve even used for pizza base. Continue reading Lighter White Bread Recipe
Buttermilk Wheat Bread – Succulent, extremely light texture with whole wheat goodness. Sandwiches-a-plenty ! Continue reading Buttermilk Wheat Bread Recipe
Basic White Bread – Lovely, yummy, white bread (with milk). Can be used for loaves, rolls, or I’ve even used for pizza base. Continue reading Basic White Bread Recipe
English Muffin Bread – English muffins in a breadmaker – now that’s a good idea. Great toasted or untoasted. Continue reading English Muffin Bread Recipe
Easy French Bread – Lovely, yummy, white bread. Can be used for loaves, rolls, baguettes or I’ve even used for pizza base. Continue reading Easy French Bread Recipe (No Milk)
“Holy” Whole Wheat Bread – Here is a whole wheat bread The Modern Theologian created. Most people don’t really like whole wheat, so bakers tend to use a mixture of 25% whole wheat and 75% “strong” wheat. This, however uses 100% whole wheat. Continue reading “Holy” Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Continuing on with my bread making I’m baking this one today :
Honey Wheat Bran Bread – Sweetened with Honey, and with the better nutritional value of wheat bran this bread is the monkey’s nuts. Continue reading “Honey Wheat Bran Bread Recipe”
Thanks to Chef Kevin Ashton of “Grumpy Old Men” blog, for the cooking inspiration – So, continuing on with my bread making I’m baking this one today :
Applesauce Oatmeal Bread – A great tasting apple’ey and oat’ey bread for all occasions Continue reading “Applesauce Oatmeal Bread Recipe”
Two great bread recipes from two great bloggers – Pizza bread and Easy french bread Continue reading Bread Recipes
I don’t know why exactly, but I do really love blogging, and even more so creating things. I think art is mean’t to be shared (otherwise what’s the point in doing it ?), and a blog allows that combination of creation and sharing.
I’ve been doing my best to try and warn people about the Coronavirus pandemic as it transpired. And, I don’t make any money from blogging. Today, I feel like I’ve been sitting at my computer for weeks now, and fed up with dealing with stupid people I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.
And, no I probably don’t mean you, I do mostly get many lovely commenters, who are supportive and positive, good well meaning people. No, it’s a tiny minority who are complete assholes. “Haters gonna hate” I think is the collective wisdom on this. And “The biggest fool is the fool that argues with a fool” or there or there about.
A fellow blogger once advised me – “just put them in the spam folder, and you’ll never hear from them again”. Not sure that’s very ethical solution, or recommended, just passing on what he told me.
So today, as I have all the ingredients, I’m baking some bread, which I haven’t done for a while. Not quite sure what kind of bread it will be, I have a selection of flours, and a sourdough culture living in my fridge.
Sometimes I use my breadmaking machine just to make dough, and then cut up into balls, wrap in clingfilm and freeze (like the photo above). Then with pizza sauce and mozzarella, I can make my own pizzas, as and when I want.
As I don’t have an oven, I cook the pizza base, like the “Fry bread” which I watched native Americans make. Basically I roll the Pizza base out into a round shape, leave in the the frying pan (with lid) to rise. Then nuke it on highest setting the hob will do, the steam generated by the lid being on helps to cook the pizza base. You have to be careful, because the time difference between “cooked” and “burnt” is literally around 30 seconds. So timing is everything with that one. Oh, and it does need turning once the bottom is cooked, to cook the top for a short time.
Other times I can let the machine complete it’s cycle and bake a loaf. I pause the cycle after it’s mixed, so I can remove the stirrer from the dough, so loaf doesn’t have a hole in it where the stirrer was, when baked.
Anyway, hope you are safe and it stays that way for you and your loved ones.
Just a quick update, seems like I was wrong about the Brexit bill going back to the House of Lords (maybe it did briefly) – anyway, it’s been given Royal assent (ie signed off), so from what I understand, ball is now in Europe’s court (they’ll agree to it or not, probably they will). Here’s the video clip from the parliament.
Not sure what the SNP MP is banging on about, but mostly I think it’s probably some kind of scheme to delay or scuttle the Brexit bill, like we need that 8 days before we leave, after waiting nearly 4 years since 2016. Presumably the government doesn’t need the approval he’s complaining about anyway, otherwise they’d have got that before Royal assent.
At least that’s my layman’s understanding.
Taken with Sony A6500 – Pentax SMC Takumar 135mm f3.5 Lens Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading Orchids
Floodlight onto spider’s web … I was quite drunk at the time if that adds any relevant context. Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise … Continue reading Scary Spider Light
The beer man counting his loot !
Or is he counting the change to give his thirsty customer ?
Thought this looked a good angle on my way out for a walk …
As for the latin botanical names for all the plants … hmmm … I’ll get back to you …
Walking past a nice sunset lit alfresco scene … Enjoy … Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading Summer Evening Drinks @ The Trafalgar
It’s amazing how a badly painted surface can look good … Given the right lighting conditions, obviously ! Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated … Continue reading Sunset Reflections
Now then, I didn’t know there was such a thing … A cake baking school, what will they think of next ! Cheers Don Resources & … Continue reading Fair Cake
Not an acronym for a minority group … MG is the manufacturer, B is the model and GT I think stands for “grand tour”, which actually … Continue reading MGBGT
Something almost surreal about a 50 foot high teddy bear at the airport ! I guess not that many public structures are big enough to house … Continue reading Doha Airport Teddy Bear
I have to announce myself, well, because none of my followers know when my actual birthday is … 21 (again) today … or was it yesterday … or tomorrow 🙂 This is the cake my girlfriend bought for me … … Continue reading Happy Birthday
Well, not literally … this young lady has decided to nest on my balcony … She’s from her size it seems an immature pigeon, and the fact that she chose a balcony occupied by humans to nest on … still … Continue reading I’m Gonna Be A Dad
I was trying to photograph the London underground Bank station sign … however a blurry woman passing by at a frantic pace, better captures the feel of the place … Enjoy 🙂 Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything … Continue reading Bank Rush
Enjoy 🙂 Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared … Continue reading City Beach Sunset (London)
Enjoy 🙂 Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared … Continue reading Clouds
Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, … Continue reading Sunset Today 🙂
I enjoyed yesterday’s “ART Reblog Day” … today asking for submissions for you to have your FOOD blogs reblogged here. Slots fill super quick, so don’t think about it, do it … Today I will reblog a limited number of … Continue reading FOOD Reblog Day
Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, … Continue reading Temple Tree
One of my new year’s resolutions was/is to get not just writers involved in co-promoting, but I also like to see visual artists involved too … so an experiment … *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW CLOSED – 5 SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED* … Continue reading Photography Reblog Day
Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your … Continue reading Water Feature
Google sends me weird and wonderful things people search for … sometimes I answer them ! So here’s SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS for making bread without dough conditioners … 1. Put (strong) flour, salt, yeast, sugar and water into a bowl. … Continue reading Simple Steps For Making Bread Without Dough Conditioners
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG THIS POST TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER – JASON CUSHMAN. It’s recently come to my attention then a friend and fellow blogger has been permanently BANNED from WordPress.com. Jason Cushman’s … Continue reading THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING
No preamble today … an experiment, and one of my new year’s resolutions 😀 “Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose” – Discuss … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos courtesy of Pixabay CC0/Public Domain Unless otherwise stated … Continue reading Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose
It used to amuse me a lot living in London when I’d meet American visitors, who’d assume that we all speak American-English in UK. “Where’s the Elevator ?” Well, we don’t actually speak American-English, we speak the real original Queen’s … Continue reading You Say Tomay-toe, I Say Tomah-toe
Another one bites the dust, and a new year upon us here in Asia 😀 UK, Europe, USA, Canadia and others still have fireworks to go. Thank you to all the loyal readers of my little blog over the past … Continue reading Happy New Year 2015
This turned up in my dashboard under search engine terms … whatever will Google send me next ? Not a “serious” opinion post, SO – feel free to let rip with the humour … unless of course you’re a sexy … Continue reading “sexy women dirt wrestling” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Or perhaps this could have been titled – “What Is An Opinion? Part 2″ by George and Don Charisma. Sometimes I feel what’s said in the comments is worthy of being on the front page. George challenged me to write … Continue reading “The Truth” – Don Charisma’s Opinion