Friday, February 18, 2011

On My Mind: Baking Day

As per last week, I am joining in Rhonda's On My Mind series.

I had a baking day yesterday to restock the freezer.  In retrospect I think I bit off a bit more than I could chew as by mid afternoon I couldn't face going back into the kitchen to make tea and Ginger's patience had definitely run out!  Fortunately, I had some pizza bases I had prepared a few weeks earlier in the freezer so we didn't succumb to the lure of takeaway!  I think this is an important money saving tool - pre-prepared or partially made meals you can whip out at a moment's notice and have dinner on the table even if you can't face cooking.

My baking used up lots of the floaters in our cupboard - Gingercake (recipe here) used up some lurking glace ginger, the fruit cake some currants bought for Christmas (recipe here), lunchtime chapattis (not pictured, but recipe from the Hairy Biker's Cookbook) some wholemeal flour which I wasn't sure whether was plain or self-raising (must label, label, label....) and the custard cookies (recipe here) custard powder I bought 4 years ago!  Most satisfactory!  The white container is yoghurt being made

And, now there can be no further complaints from DH that there is nothing left in the freezer for him to take for morning tea.  He does like a daily sweet treat.  The bread will be put to work for lunch today - I am thinking cheese and tomato toasties.


  1. WOW! That was a REAL day of baking. I've had to work this past two days so no time for baking but I will be home tomorrow and you've inspired me to bake up a storm. But I will finish up the sun-dress first that I cut out today.

  2. I will be doing a wee bit of baking on Friday as we are having a post Valentine's party for my favorite seniors at the nursing home where I work.

    Your food looks yummy! I need to sort out my freezer and do some 'make ahead meals'.



    PS...I followed your link from D2E 'On My Mind'

  3. Goodness you did get busy baking. Isn't it lovely to have goodies in the freezer for when you know you won't want to bake but the family are still hungry. Popped over from Rhonda's blog to say Hi.

  4. Wow this looks great. I wish I was at your house.Looks delicious. B

  5. Doesn't it make you feel like a really genius when you can find uses for those odds and ends ingredients that find a way to hang around forever?!

    I am going to follow your lead and freeze some pizza bases. I love to make pizza from scratch, but sometimes am put off by the actual making of dough. That sounds like a great solution.