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Today started early at 5:30am with a skype chat with Ana and Paulo in Portugal. Today is a Wednesday and the weather was mild. I did my volunteer job at the Goolwa Museum in the afternoon and am continuing to knit baby clothes for my 4th grand-child due in 3 months time. Take 12 photos on the 12th of the month showing your day.

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12 of 12 on 12th July 2017

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I am doing an online class and it has a royal food theme.

Week 4 was still in the Georgian period with George III. The recipe I cooked this week was Barley Soup

Stock

I started with an already prepared good quality beef stock from the supermarket

Add the barley

I added the barley to the stock and bought to the boil.

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Simmered for 40 minutes until the barley was soft and the stock had reduced by half. This was too thick so I added more water and bought it back to the boil. Added the raisins and onion and while the recipe didn’t mention cooking the onion I let it all boil for a few minutes as I didn’t want raw onion in my soup.

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The finished soup with cream and parsley added.

It tasted okay, a little bland and was very full of barley. If I make this again I would also add some vegetables and meat. It would make a good stew.

Week 5’s recipe I am not going to make. It is a Victoria sponge and having made sponges previously all that was really different was in the execution and that it was mixed using your hand. If I had made the sponge I would have had to eat it all myself.

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I am doing an online class and it has a royal food theme.

In Week 2 I selected to try the Elizabethan cook-along recipe for Jumbals.

Here are my Jumbals (which turned out to be a fail btw)

The dough came together well.

Dough ball

Forming the knots, didn’t go so well for me, the dough was very soft and kept breaking so I just made them cross overs.Forming the knots

Putting into boiling water was not overly successful, they were disintegrating rapidly!Into boiling water

A mess went into the oven and a mess came out of the oven. I didn’t cook them as long as the recipe said because I could see that it wasn’t going to make a difference so took them out when the tops were sort of dry so I could have a taste.Out of the oven

Not a success. Didn’t even give them to the dogs.

A friend asked me if I would try again and the answer is no.

 

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