Sunday, 6 February 2011

Busy Sunday! and chocolate panetone

Today I've been dyeing two more sushi rolls (see earlier post) - this time I used the dye powder direct on the soaked knitted strips, and used 2 - 3 times as much dye as for the first two.

Sushi roll 3 had Sun Gold, Moss green and Mail red
The colours are certainly stronger than before, but a lot was still lost in the rinsing.

For Sushi roll 4 I tried adding vinegar - although the dye is supposed to be complete i.e. with acid, I wondered whether more would help the dye to take. After soaking for a couple of hours in water I put the strip into 1part vinegar to 5 parts water for about 10 mins. Also one of the dyes was in hard lumps so I dissolved it in about 10ml vinegar, microwaving for 30sec to heat it.
Colours used: Turquoise, Purple and Malachite (the lumpy one).

I'll photograph and post once they are dry.

I have enough Omega dye left for 3 or 4 more rolls, so watch out for future posts.....

As both daughters were at home I made a chocolate panetone in the breadmaker for breakfast

Delicious, especially warm with coffee. Not too sweet and just chocolatey enough, with some littlee 'nuggets' of extra chocolate. Here's the recipe. Put everything in the beadmaker in the order listed the night before and set the timer so it's ready at breakfast time!

180 ml warm water
55g butter, cut up into small bits
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs sugar
2 tbs dried milk powder
1 tsp salt
450 g whte bread flour
1 tsp dried yeast
80g dark chocolate chopped into small pieces (I used Green & Black's 70% cocoa)

Set the timer and wake up to a delicious aroma!

If you're not making it overnigh, add the chocolate at the beep and it might be in more distinct choc chips.

Tonight, as there was some left (to my surprise!) I made a lovely bread-and -butter pudding with almonds and raisins

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