Baking bread and missing deadlines

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dear friends,

How have you been? I hope this missive finds you well.

As you know, we are in the middle of re-organising our lives and preparing for a move to Singapore. Needless to say, there is much to do and time feels like a slippery fish - I can barely hold on to it, and sometimes it slips from my fingers.





Although the blog has been bare for a while, there is still cooking going on behind the scenes, after all we still need to eat. Most days, the food is fast and prepared with a minimal of fuss. Some days, the meal is a hodge-podge of assorted leftovers which prompts raised eyebrows and muttering from the MC’s. I can only predict that dining combinations might get little bit stranger as we try to eat our way through the food that’s in the pantry and in the freezer.



On the other hand, there are constants to tide us through. A fresh loaf of sourdough is baked every other day - at least breakfast is tastily familiar. But one cannot live on sourdough alone. And too much time spent away from ‘fun baking’ just cramps a girl’s style. So a loaf of “puppy-dog bread” and the follow up “bunny bread” made an appearance. These loaves certainly put a smile on our faces and reassured me that the baking mojo is still there. I hope you enjoy the photo-sequence of these cute loaves.




 Take care of yourselves, keep in touch and I do promise to write soon.

xoxo
Shaz



















 

ps - The puppy bread was inspired by the hilariously cute  panda bread made famous by this Japanese blogger. The recipe was from Do what I like. I added a couple of teaspoonfuls of reduced raspberry puree for the pink. This needed a little bit of food colouring too as raspberry puree seems to bake a purply colour.





pps - Thank you for your Muhibbah Malaysian Monday entries. The last round-up has been delayed somewhat but I’m sure we’ll be back on track soon. 



 








18 comments:

Hungry Dog said...

This is off-the-charts cute. Puppy bread, how could anyone resist?! Good luck with the move preparations. Sounds like you have everything under control if you're able to make amazing things like this while you're packing/prepping!

Lora said...

This is so adorable! Good luck with your move.

Karin said...

The puppy bread is so cute! Good luck with your move to Singapore (oh, to live in Singapore ;-) and I hope the blog will continue from there?

Cheers!

Janine said...

gosh you're moving to singapore?! do hit me up with an email when you're settled in and I'll bring you to my favorite dessert places in Singapore :) good luck with the packing!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Oh wow Shaz - promise to let you know when we come to Singapore - we're planning a visit....I hope all's well. I understand how up in the air things are. This bread looks wonderful!!!! My kids would love it so much - and I can assure you this weekend will see it made.

Lots of love and best wishes X X X

Loveforfood said...

This looks so impressive! And it sounds even more amazing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That's so cute! I made the panda bread and I loved it so much. Your doggy face is perfect Shaz! :D

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

This is super cute! can't resist to pin it! Happy packing and looking forward to more recipes after your move.

Barbara said...

That is totally adorable, Shaz!!

grace said...

i have no words.

grace said...

just kidding--this is the most amazing and adorable thing i've seen all year, and it's practically april already. bravo, shaz!

Barbara Bakes said...

So adorable. The bread and your little angel.

Cheah said...

The bread looks cute and so are your girls. Hope to see more of your posts once you're settled in S'pore. Good luck!

chowwithchow said...

This is so awesome, Shaz! Dog, rabbit... you could do the whole spectrum of Chinese zodiac animals (of course, when you've the time). Hope the move goes well!

Beth said...

Your bread is adorable! I hope your move is going well.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So cute. You take care. Don't overwork yourself kay.

Juliana said...

Oh Shaz! These bread look great...so cute...and the girls are adorable.
Good luck on your move...hope everything goes smooth for you :)

thehungrymum.com said...

so very cute!