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maandag 27 juni 2016

Of pups and baking

Hi everyone, 

this coming Saturday, we will only have to wait 2 more weeks before Leila will come to live with us.
We have been preparing. A bench has been bought, there are toys at hand, a little lawn has been made and now the waiting begins.
Here she is, 5 weeks old.



In the meantime I am keeping busy with knitting, housework, cooking and baking.
In the evening, just before I fall asleep, I read too.

Here is what is on the needles at this moment. It is a shrug. Just a little bit of sleeve to go and then I have to knit all around when the sleeves are put together.




Cookies have been made. I used a special press thingy, but had put the dough into the fridge in between baking and that didn't work with the press anymore. The dough has to be soft when I use it. A lesson I have learnt and I will not repeat that mistake a second time ;)




After the press thingy didn't work I made some larger cookies with the rest of the dough.
The cookies taste very good, so the dough isn't the problem.




I combined:

300 gram flower
100 gram fine sugar
200 gram real butter
vanilla sugar
1 egg

Combine it all together to a dough and the little cookies were baked at 180 degrees celsius and the larger 20 minutes on 180 degrees celsius.

I hope you're all having a wonderful day too.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Congrats on your new puppy....she looks large already. The mother has such shiny healthy fur! My daughter named her dog (which is black) Leila also! Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, lovely to hear from you. Leila is such a sweet name. I can imagine why your daughter picked the name. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. What a beautiful, sweet puppy! She is going to have the sweetest nature, I am sure!
    You must be looking forward to many cuddles...
    Can't wait to see her a bit more in future :)
    Those cookies (the pressed ones) look a bit like the
    Ones you get in tins around Christmas time. I bet they melt in the mouth!
    I could never knit a complicated pattern like that,
    Hopefully it is helping you pass this time of anticipation before D~Day! (Dog-day)
    Xx

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    1. Hi Alex, I am so looking forward to the puppy. I can hardly wait for her to arrive.
      Knitting is great and you learn while doing it. I learned how to make complicated patterns that same way too, just try ;)

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  3. I love the puppy. My granddaughters are waiting for theirs to be old enough to bring home very soon. He is a lovely looking puppy and has some Jack Russell in him. I told them not to leave their shoes where he can chew on them :-)

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