Second Project & Book of my HOLY MOLY I HAVE TOO MANY CRAFT BOOK CHALLENGE
Projects & Books Remaining : 48 out of 50
The cover of this book caught my eye. It is pretty, yes? My thing for any book; cook books, literature, and of course, craft books, is to make a quick judgement of its contents based on the cover. Followed by a quick flip through and then the price, if interesting. Yes, I love book covers.
A drawback to this book is the lack of pictorial instructions or patterns. So I did my 'zakka inspired' thing to make this pouch.
Here's a close up of her darling face ~
A TIP ~
Do you ever find yourself needing more hands or fingers to tie a bow? Here's a tip involving a ... fork. This method is usually used for ribbon bows but after fumbling a bit to tie the fabric bow, I decided to give this method a try...so much easier !
Simply follow the pics :
Before I sign off, I must show you this gorgeous bread, the Hokkaido Milk Toast.
The recipe is from the website: CHRISTINE's RECIPE . If you like authentic Asian recipes then is definitely the place for you. For instance, this lovely bread is made with the tangzhong method. Sounds strange and difficult but is super easy.
Christine says that the method appeared in a Chinese cook book authored by Yvonne Chen. Tangzhong is the 'secret ingredient' to a soft and fluffy bread that keeps fresh for days; and which has roots in Japan. It is simply a flour and water 'paste' mixture cooked to a certain temperature, rested, then added to your bread ingredients.
My grumpy family loves the bread...it has a slight sweetness to it and is very soft and is very similar to the Hawaii-styled sweet breads brought to the islands by the Portuguese. I think I did a few booboos along the way, so the bread is not as fluffy as Christine's, but the recipe was very forgiving.
I hope you visit Christine's blog and give this method a try...you won't regret it.
Onwards to my next project !!! Until then...
Happy Day ^_^