Snowy Weather and Making Bread
Well, the snow has finally gone. Practically the whole of the country was blanketed with snow for well over a week. Some places for even longer. Thankfully, here in Cornwall we had snowy weather for the perfect amount of time …. precisely three days! Enough time to get excited about it and enjoy it while it was here but not so long that it was inconvenient. We don’t get snow here very often. We do, however, live in a very rural area and it can become an issue if we have a lot of snow. I have only been snowed in here twice in the 14 years we have lived here. Both times for about seven days so, I now try and make sure that throughout the winter, I am well stocked with food. Both human food and also food for our furry and feathered friends.
I have to confess. Inconvenient or not, I love it when it snows. It reminds me of when I was a child and we had proper winters. This time was no different. I ran around like a mad thing snapping pictures with my phone. Went off for walks in the blizzard conditions while all my neighbours were cuddled up in front of the fire. Shaking their heads at me and telling me I was mad.
Cornwall in the Snow.
The lane where we live, three inches deep in snow.
This fluffy bundle of cuteness belongs to a friend. I’m not sure he knew what to make of the snow.
Luckily, all our over-wintering veg are safely tucked up in the poly tunnel.
As you can see by the state of our lane, we were pretty much stuck, if only for a couple of days. Thankfully, I had stocked up on most things the day before but we did run out of bread. Luckily, I love making bread and I set about making a couple of loaves to keep us going. A white loaf for my daughter and a multigrain one for us. You can find the recipes for both of the loaves over on the recipe page. You can also click here for the eight grain loaf recipe and here for the white crusty loaf recipe and it will take you straight there. There is nothing like homemade bread. It’s delicious. Which is a good job really.
A week on and the supermarket shelves are still pretty much bare of bread and milk and veg so I guess I will be making more bread and raiding the poly tunnel for some fresh greens until they manage to stock up again. Now ……. if only I could find a friendly cow.
How did you all cope with the snow? Did any of you get totally snowed in?