And a wonderful welcome to...
My days have been spent with my head buried in text books and journal articles..I know, thrilling. And yesterday I submitted two assignments. So that's three down and four to go, and then that's it forever..hopefully.
And as a reward for all that work I was treated to a bit of Op-shopping yesterday, and yes it was a successful day with some great bargains, which I will show tomorrow.
I bought the current Country Style mag as well and it has provided a bit of variety in the reading department..alot more exciting than that of laryngospasm, theoretical reflectivity and recognition of value judgements.
Pigeon hole storage inspiration
I also managed to squeeze in a little bit of baking, making a couple of date loaves.
250g pitted dates, chopped in halves
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 1/2 caps boiling water
125g softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups SR flour, sifted
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line two loaf tins.
Place dates and bicarb soda in a bowl. Pour over boiling water. Stand for 20 minutes, then lightly mash.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in date mixture (including liquid) and flour and mix until well combined.
Pour mixture evenly between two loaf tins.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
Delicious eaten warm, and spread with butter. This recipe also turns out great made into muffins, that freeze well.
Enjoy the rest of your Spring Weekend.