I’m trying to get a feed set up to post handy hints on. The wonderful Neighbourly team as flat out at the moment and suggested I post here.
So here’s a couple.
Baking powder mix:
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp cream of tartar
It’s better (and cheaper) than the bought stuff. Use it the same as commercial baking powder.
500g plain flour (about 3 1/2 Cups)
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast (check the back of your fridge for a forgotten jar. It lasts forever there)
1 1/2 tsp salt
450 ml warm water (tap is fine)
Mix your dry ingredients together (preferably in a bowl)
Mix in the water (don’t worry about being gentle)
Rub oil all over, around and under the dough with your hands (think wet play dough)
Cover the bowl with glad wrap or a tea towel and leave to double in size (takes about as long as a movie, so go watch one)
Preheat the oven to 200C
Pour the sticky mess into an oiled and floured tray (a big one), or into an oiled and floured loaf tin (or whatever oven proof dish you like.
Just remember, the wiser it is, the flatter it will be, the less time it will take to cook.
Cook for 30-40 minutes. If you want a softer crust, put a dish of warm water in the oven to steam the dough. I like it crusty.
To check if it’s ready, lift if out of the dish (don’t use your hands, unless they’re made of asbestos), knock on the bottom, and listen for a “hello possums!” (or a hollow sound).
Enjoy. It will go a little dry if kept out, but it toasts like crumpets. Yum yum.
If you feel that what is happening in NZ is "not right" - Saturday 10am to 12pm at the Napier soundshell
Hi Everyone, there are things going on in NZ and the world that are (shell we put it) "Not Right". We are making a totally peaceful "standing together as one" (the people) on Saturday 30th May & every Saturday from here on in at 10am to 12pm at the Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade. If you are feeling like you wish to Stand and be counted, please come along on Saturday - if you can, wear a Yellow Vest and maybe bring a chair - join our FB group page "Hawkes Bay Yellow Vests" - hope to see you all there =
Grand kids arriving from Welly in July.
Looking to buy single bunk beds.(metal or wood)
Havelock North 8758188
Just wanted to share that I just spoke to Matt Kersel, the water engineer at HDC, and he advises that they are hoping to open the chlorine-free taps early next week. Not written in stone, though. Perhaps if folks were to phone the council (871-5000) and express their appreciation for the taps reopening it would help firm up the date.