With the kitchen all but finished ( just the flooring and some tiling to go) I was able to bake for today’s Producer’s Market at Heaton Moor. It was a bit touch and go — the workmen were with me until Friday lunchtime and the plumber had to return on Saturday morning to sort out a slight leak under the sink.
My first “bake” was three trays of flapjack — plain, ginger and apricot & walnut.
Saturday was a full-on baking day — having the two ovens meant that I did not have to wait for one batch to be done before putting the next one in — so that speeded up the process a bit! But I was slowed down because I kept having to find various utensils that had been packed away for the duration!
So it was up early to load the car and set off to market. Luckily we had just finished setting up when the heavens opened with a short sharp shower — after that the day was warm and sunny. I wasn’t able to be in my usual spot because of cars that had been parked on the road overnight so I was tucked away in a bit of a corner. At first I had my doubts whether many people would venture close, but luckily due to the Market Organiser instituting a socially distancable one-way system they were led past the stall.
My matching facemask & apron were much admired and many people said how much they had missed my products during our time in lockdown 🙂
In the end, we had a very successful day — and it was great seeing my fellow stall-holders and regular customers again.