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October 27, 2020
October 26, 2020
I decided to use a vanilla pod without any vanilla corns inside. I also keep the left over vanilla pods, when I have been using the vanilla corns from other baking activities in my kitchen.
I am looking to try these pickled tomatoes after the required two weeks storage time.
Pickled green tomato a la Gasto Fun:- 2 glasses
- 500 g green tomatoes
- 300 g sugar
- 1½ dl vingear
- 1½ dl water
- 1 vanilla pod - without vanilla corns inside
- 1 cinnamon stick
- potassium sorbate - optional
- Start by adding the boiling water to the pickling glasses.
- Clean the picked tomatoes.
- Prepare the tomatoes by pinching the small tomatoes with fork, so the pickling liquid can get into the tomato.
- Add water, vinegar, sugar, vanilla pod and cinnamon stick into a medium sized cooking pod. Bring the liquid to the boil.
- Add the pinched tomatoes into the pickling liquid, which should simmer gently. Let the tomato cook gentle for 5-10 minutes.
- Empty the pickling glasses for the hot water.
- Removed the cooked green tomatoes and place them in the pickling glasses.
- Add the potassium sorbate into the pickling liquid - optional.
- Pour the pickling liquid over the green tomatoes in the storage glasses.
- Close the pickling glasses.
- Let the green tomatoes store for two weeks, before you start using them.
October 25, 2020
October 24, 2020
- 4½ cl rhubarb gin
- 41 cl strawberry liqueur
- 20 cl rhubarb tonic
- ice cubes
- freeze-dried strawberry - optional
- Add in the ice cubes into a high-ball glass
- Pour in the strawberry liqueur & rhubarb gin.
- Fill up with rhubarb tonic.
- Top up with some freeze-dried strawberries - optional.
- Cheers :-)
October 22, 2020
As Autumn has arrived for real here in Denmark, it is time to get the garden ready for the Winter. This means for my little garden, that I have removed the two outdoor tomato plants. However, before dumping the tomato plant into the garden compost container, that I picked all the remaining green tomatoes.
I ended up with 2 kg small green tomatoes, which I decided, that I would turn into pickled green tomatoes on form of:
- Pickled green tomato a la Gasto Fun
- pickled green tomatoes a la Isabella's
- pickled green tomatoes a la Spis Bedre
October 21, 2020
I have been modifying these carrot buns with whole grain flour by adding in some sunflower seeds as well.
Carrot-sunflower seed bun: - 12 buns
- 600 g wheat flour
- 100 g whole grain flour
- 50 g sugar
- 100 g rape seed oil
- 30-50 g fresh yeast
- 1 egg
- 8 g salt
- 200 g water
- 200 g carrot - large grated
- 125 g sunflower seeds
- 1 egg - whipped for glazing
- Weigh all the ingredients (not the sunflower seeds) directly into the mixing bowl of the stand alone mixer. Keep salt & sugar away from the yeast.
- Place the bowl on the stand-alone mixer.
- Start knead the dough at speed 1 for 8 minutes.
- After the kneading at the low speed, add in the sunflower seeds.
- Afterwards increase the speed to 4, knead for 2 minutes. Check the consistency of the dough. If it is not OK, when knead it at speed 4 for another 2 minutes. Again check the consistency. If needed, knead again for 1 minute and when check consistency of the dough.
- Let the dough raise in the mixing bowl under a damp tea towel.
- Let the entire dough raise for approx. 40-60 minutes under a damp cloth.
- When you evaluate, that the dough has raise enough, divide the dough into smaller pieces with a weight of 100 g each. Smaller size of 75-80 g is also possible.
- Shape the dough pieces into bun shapes. Place the bun pieces on the baking tray covered with baking parchment.
- Let the bun raise for second time for approx 40 minutes under a damp tea towel.
- Heat up the oven to 200'C.
- Glaze the buns with whipped egg
- Bake the bun at 200'C for 18-20 minutes.
- Cold down the buns, before eating them.
October 16, 2020
Great progress on my poncho blouse by "Hendes Verden". I have now learned, that I need to start with making a knitting test to see, what size of knitting needles, which I need for that specific yarn to get the required firmness of the knit pattern.
The knitting started with the arm, which I did struggled a bit with to get the size right, so it actually fits with the circumference of my under arm. Now I have knitted more than half of the entire poncho blouse. The knitting starts with one arm, followed by the body, when the part around the neck (the middle part) and when ends with the arm.
The majority of the knit pattern is stockinette knit, while at around the neck part the front part of the blouse is knitted with garter knit. After having seen the impact of the this dark olive green, I am wondering, if I should have picked a lighter green yarn colour instead of, so the difference in knit pattern is more visible ?