Bonjour Hythe

The French Market in HytheOur local village Hythe was buzzing today as the French Market was in town.

I’m not sure how many times a year the French Market comes to Hythe but it certainly attracted the locals as the sun shone down on the dozen or so stalls selling everything from French baguettes (freshly baked in a trailer beside the stall) to vintage records and French classic Movies on DVD.

 

French Market HytheAs I went from stall to stall with my bag growing with items I  found wonderful globe artichokes, heirloom tomatoes, garlic from Southern France, romanesco cauliflowers, pates, dried hams, Brittany honey,  patisseries to make your mouth water and of course the French strings of onions. Oh dear I am sounding like Ratty in the Wind in the Willows describing his picnic hamper contents to Moley before they set off in their boat down the river.

French Market Hythe

Well after an hour my shopping bag full home I went and what a feast we are going to have this weekend.

 

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Mr D's next show Midsummer Motor Home Show

The Midsummer Motorhome Show | Stand 68

Our next show is Warner’s new show, The Midsummer Motorhome Show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

A weekend of Rock & Roll, Jive Dance and comedy will keep campers smiling and dancing all weekend. Four nights of entertainment are included in your camping fee with headline acts including Matchbox, The Houndogs, Peter Kay Tribute and Elvis Throughout the Years.

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The Best Gluten Free Bread

The Best Gluten Free Bread

This simple recipe for Gluten Free Bread is so easy to make in a thermal cooker. There is no kneading or waiting for it to rise like conventional bread.

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The Best Gluten Free Bread
Most people say the gluten free bread is very dry. By cooking it in a thermal cooker dryness is not a problem as you will get lovely soft bread with a good crumb. You will need for this recipe a 1lb bread tin with a lid such as the Mr D’s Bread Tin.
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The Best Gluten Free Bread
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Instructions
  1. Mix together the flour, salt, yeast and sugar.
  2. In a bowl beat the milk, vinegar and egg together.
  3. Add the flour and mix to form a sticky dough. You are looking for a thick batter.
  4. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to line the bread tin.
  5. Grease the tin not forgetting the lid and place the greaseproof paper in the bottom.
  6. Add the batter to the bread tin and leave the lid off.
  7. In the inner pot add ¾ cup of boiling water and ¼ cup of cold water.
  8. Place the bread tin on a trivet in the inner pot.
  9. Put the lid on the inner pot.
  10. Put the inner pot into the outer insulated container. Shut the lid and leave to rise.
  11. After 30 minutes, check to see if the dough has doubled in size (filling the tin about ¾). If not leave it bit longer.
  12. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove the inner pot from the outer container and put the lid on the bread tin.
  13. Pour boiling water into the inner pot until the water comes about ¾ of the way up the side of the bread tin.
  14. Put the inner pot on a heat source and bring back to the boil.
  15. Once boiling, turn the heat down so the water in simmering. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes with the inner pot lid on.
  16. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
  17. Shut the lid and leave to thermal cook without power for a minimum of four hours. It can be left overnight.
  18. Once cooked remove the tin from the inner pot and carefully take off the lid.
  19. Leave for a few minutes then run a knife carefully around the edge of the bread and turn out onto a rack.
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