Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Not being thrifty ...


The other week whilst on my annual pilgrimage to the dentist in Deal, I decided to treat myself to a rather expensive loaf of seeded bread from 'the bake house'.   I am particularly taken with their tartlets, one of which I snaffled for my lunch that very day with a side-order of roadside weeds or what others might call rocket.  For the price of this loaf I would, indeed, have purchased two expensive bags of flour; equivalent to five loaves of bread.  However, this loaf was mighty good, so good that not a crumb was wasted and I find myself craving another but not yet able to justify the 40 minutes worth of petrol it would take to carry this baby back to mama.  You will no doubt realise that I am looking forward to my next dental appointment in a way I would never before have imagined.

Happy days xxx

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  1. I can see why - it looks beautiful xo

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    1. It was a work of art and tasted great both fresh and toasted with Tiptree lemon marmalade. I figure I am doing my bit for English commerce and supporting a local business if but 20 minutes away.

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  2. That looks really delicious.Be careful if there are any wholegrains in it though, I once bit into a wholegrain seeded loaf and broke a tooth! At least you are near the dentists!

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    1. My downfall is a sweet tooth and crunching Polos.

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  3. A very fine looking loaf indeed!

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  4. I think I would have been tempted too! :) x

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  5. That is the most beautiful bread!
    Claire

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    1. Yes they do say "we eat with our eyes".

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  6. That loaf deserves to have it's photo shown in a gallery, a true work of art!
    I bet it was so delicious.
    Nuts and seeds oh my!
    Lisa x

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  7. What a good looking loaf! Honestly, it looks good enough to drive the 40mins but it's probably all the nicer because it's not close to hand.

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  8. Oh this is just my thing - but there's nothing like it in Spain, unfortunately, so I'm not sure if I'm glad to have seen such a beautiful thing or whether it will haunt me and turn into a desperate longing for something I can't have just yet. I can smell it....!! Axxx

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  9. Going to the dentist is a traumatic experience. Clearly it justifies buying a beautiful loaf! ;)

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  10. That looks a mighty fine load indeed. Worth breaking a tooth for!
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  11. Yummy looking loaf nearly as good as cake!!'bye for now Pam.

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  12. I envy you having something to tempt you to your dentist!

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  13. That looks gorgeous, I hope it's not just an annual event like the dentist!

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  14. Can't believe I missed this post! All you have to do is shout and I'll get you one and meet half way, I'm often coming from Deal to Broadstairs (mainly for the ice-cream!)
    Have you tried their meringues? ;-))

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    1. As they say 'small world'. Despite an incredible sweet tooth I tend to opt for the savouries on offer at 'the bake house'. Have you tried Batchelors in Cliftonville, they do the best cream slice and if I am feeling really naughty I opt for the cream slice cake!

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  15. That looks like the MOST delish bread ~ drooling I am. Oh I am sorry, no way for a newcomer to arrive ~ drooling . Was a delishious post though :)

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    1. Well you are most welcome, drooling and all.

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  16. I've just found your blog by hopping across from a comment you left on Annie's blog. I realise this isn't your current post, but I so enjoyed reading this one - for all sorts of reasons - that I feel compelled to comment here. I am getting back into the throes of bread making - again - and experimenting with various flours and tooth- hazardous 'extras'. A fellow-feeling arose when I read your final sentence! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Lynne, you are most welcome.

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  17. I had to follow you as so many of your posts made me giggle! Not long now to that trip to the bakers...sorry I meant to say dentist!

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