Tom went fishing this morning as it was the first day of lake trout fishing here. I did the animal chores, gardening and puppy sitting chores. This afternoon I probably should have listened to my body and taken it easier, but I decided to bake instead.
I still have some Beremeal to use up before it expires. First I made these Birsay Biscuits recipe from the mill’s website. Here it is rolled out and ready for cutting. I have not had biscuit cutters. I always used jar lids and other substitutes. So for my birthday I bought myself biscuit cutters. Here they are ready for their first task!
Here is the Beremeal and regular flour I used.
Below are the biscuits cooked. The challenge is that the bottom element of the oven gave up the ghost ( for the second time). So I had to get creative. I used broil to heat the oven and preheat to try to maintain the temperature. We are about to give up on this stove which has never been reliable.
Tom’s cookie jar is empty so I decided to make Martha Stewart’s Rosemary Butter Cookies. We have enough fresh Rosemary now. They are supposed to chill inside of two paper towel tubes. I only had one so I substituted 2 toilet paper rolls for the second tube.
I was struggling with the oven so the first batch got a little brown on the top.
The second batch was better.
I had started the bread dough for Beremeal Bread Rolls in the bread machine. Then I tried to let them prove (rise) and baked them. Here they are after baking.
Tom brought home 2 trout (and released two). He got them ready for our dinner.
We used our favorite trout recipe and grilled some of our corn to make our dinner.
Unfortunately the dinner rolls were not good. But the rest of the dinner was great as were the biscuits and cookies. Now I am watching the Mariners at Boston to a weirdly empty park while listening to KNKX All Blues.
Now the obligatory Ryeleigh photo with her ears somehow flipped back
I hope you all had great Saturdays. Mine was good.