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Freshly baked beauty…

With a stormy day forecasted today and a very sick other half, I felt the need to stay put…
After playing chauffeur to the doctor, once home I decided to make a loaf of bread, from my favorite ‘bread man’ Paul Hollywood, that I haven’t made in quite some time. This loaf is absolutely gorgeous when baked, but just so simple to prepare…
A combination of bread flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and water was kneaded in my mixer until pulled together and completely incorporated. Once smoothed and slightly elastic, the dough was set to rise in a lightly oiled bowl. The first rise took roughly three hours… After that rise, the dough was ‘knocked back’ and formed into a cylindrical shape. The dough was placed on a sheet tray and covered for a second rise. For this rise, I allowed the dough to nap for another three hours to develop an even stronger flavor.
Upon completion of its second rise, a spritz of water, dusting of flour and four deep slashes prepared this beautiful ‘bloomer’ for its bake. The scent of fresh bread baking wafted throughout the house and made the urge for a warm slice inevitable! As soon as baking finished off, a crusty golden and luxurious loaf emerged, and so did a slice to make certain it was as delightful as I expected…
Tonight this enticing bloomer will get a nice toast and slather of Nutella for some naughty goodness!

at a low simmer…
















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here’s to satisfying that sweet tooth!

As a special after-dinner treat, I thought why waste those calories on a piece of cake or a crumbly cookie… instead why not just delve into the seductive and lethal world of a martini!
This isn’t just an ordinary martini though, rather a rich and silky concoction that with each sip offered the ability to breakdown those barriers and be a little naughty…
Godiva chocolate liqueur, hazlenut liqueur, creme de cacao and vodka all go into a shaker with just a bit of ice. Really go at it and whip that drink up in there, and what pours out… a frothy, velvety smooth little devil! To top off, some simple shavings of dark chocolate…
Sipped slowly, but enjoyed fully this sexy little libation should come with a warning label…

***instead of the chocolate shavings, you can play around and rim the glass with some chopped hazelnuts and sugar***

at a low simmer…


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