I am tired of relying on the supermarkets to get the things I need. There are so many additives in the foods we buy nowadays, it is way too scary.
So it's time to get back to basics.
From now on I will be attempting to make what I can from scratch. I will try to buy organic products where I can, rely on my garden for veggies and will be introducing some meatless meals to the menu. At the moment I am trying to source some real cow's or goat's milk. If all else fails I could always get a couple of goats. Shhh don't tell hubby lol!
There has been some making of bread rolls...
This is my first attempt. I cooked these in my cast iron frying pan in the oven, just removed the wooden handle...Firstly I watched these two bread making tutorials on YouTube.
If you haven't tried your hand at bread making, I would recommend it!
And some yogurt making,
using the easiyo...
The first attempt failed so I bought some Low fat Greek yogurt
in an Easiyo sachet. This is soooo tasty! I am going to try to make some more using a small amount of this yogurt to see how it goes.
Some baking of ANZAC biscuits using this recipe, we like ours a bit chewy. I had run out of golden syrup, so instead used treacle that I had in the pantry...
I think they tasted better with treacle :)
Here is a different type of lemon slice, I like this one, it tastes similar to cheesecake...
The recipe (found here) is:
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup fine coconut
Mix butter into dry ingredients with fingers and press into a baking dish (20cm x 30cm). Bake till golden (20mins).
395 gm can condensed milk
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix and pour over cooled base. Bake till set (30mins).
I experimented with making some soap with this recipe.
Now I am waiting to see if this works out okay...
This is leading me into trying to make a harder version of soap.
Made another big batch of Laundry Liquid using the method found here. This saves so much money, well worth a try if you dont already.
Have you tried any new and simple things lately?