I'd never thought of baking as a mindfulness exercise! I usually bake on a slob out day, doing my rock moves to some good music. (Aside... I was thinking my generation when we get into the care home stage of our lives will be chilling out to heavy metal, punk, glam & headbanging to the Quo.)
Yes, I got the dvd of About A Boy, I can't say I'm a fan of wots is name (I can't be bothered to get up and look - Hugh Grant? ) but I did enjoy the film.
I've got a really old Be-Ro cookbook & there's a recipe for emergency bread. I've just made a loaf and though the texture is a bit heavy & crumbly it tastes quite nice. I added some cinnamon to give it a stronger flavour.
1lb self-raising flour
1 teaspoon salt
2oz lard (I used marg)
1/2 pint of milk (I think a bit more to make for a less crumbly texture)
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice or cinnamon or whatever (optional)
Mix dry ingredients, rub in marg, add milk & mix to a smooth dough (no need to knead)
Shape into a ... er... round shape & flatten slightly.
Place into a greased 14cm springform sponge tin (it'll spread to the edges)
Bake for approx 1 hour at gas mark 4.
Re your other post about clutter, I use big plastic boxes to keep all my "treasures" - photos, etc & things that mean a lot to me. I keep them in the cupboard below the stairs.
Once a year I have a clear out of everything else. The rule is if I haven't used something for a year, I don't need it.
If I can't bear to let anything go, I just have a tidy up.
There's something you might be able to help me with... I've got really bad limescale in my loo, I've tried limescale remover, scraping it off, bleach. I saw a youtube clip of someone using a can of coke overnight (which is a problem as the loo's used frequently overnight). Any ideas for a quick acting solution?
Gosh, what a topic to discuss in the kitchen!!
Take care x