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Bread making in a windmill

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 06-Sep-12 10:41:36

Christine Rola shares her experience of learning to bake bread in a Portuguese windmill in this week's guest blog post

Add your comments or share your own experiences here.

Littlenellie Thu 06-Sep-12 10:54:58

Have just visited a windmill here in Norfolk..Bircham windmill which is still making flour and baking,it was a lovely experience to see and the tase ans smell of the bread was wonderful,we bought bread and pasties home with us,and sheeps cheese made there we watched the sheep being milked.
We had a cream tea there and the taste of the scones where out of this world with their home made jam..we got a complimentary return visit card and are going back for more supplies and another cream tea...sunshine

JO4 Thu 06-Sep-12 10:56:50

Littlenellie envy

JO4 Thu 06-Sep-12 11:35:36

I have read the blog.

Lovely. smile

JO4 Thu 06-Sep-12 11:36:20

I have done that in my back kitchen.

But I've no doubt it's different in Portugal. smile

JO4 Thu 06-Sep-12 11:40:22

They've got a holiday cottage! smile (in the Norfolk one that is) (which sounds much better cos they make the bread for you)

Littlenellie Thu 06-Sep-12 12:30:15

Yes we saw that jo looks quite nice they also have a shepherds hut that they let out for the night looks like an old gypsy caravan..sounds fun if you decide to visit here perhaps we could have meet up smile

vampirequeen Thu 06-Sep-12 13:36:01

We live near a working windmill. It's fascinating to watch the grain becoming flour. They have a lovely cafe which uses the mill's flour and we also buy the flour to make our own bread.

Freda47 Thu 06-Sep-12 15:32:57

We like Norfolk and visit when we can, but hadn't heard of Bircham - well, we have now, thanks Littlenellie, and will add it to our "places to visit". I love making (and eating) my own bread, this place sounds like my kind of heaven.

JO4 Thu 06-Sep-12 16:44:28

Littlenellie mill is only open until the end of September and we've already got a Welsh holiday booked for the 17th. Will have to bookmark it for next year. Looks a good location.

Littlenellie Thu 06-Sep-12 18:28:59

glad jo and freda that you like the sound we now have it down as one of our favourite places,their sheep cheese is lovely they do one which is like a wenslydale and another that resembles feta cheese and would be nice with olives or in a greek salad,would love to meet you if you are visiting any timexx

Grandiose Fri 07-Sep-12 07:57:50

Good to see another IWP member on here! Haven't lived near this mill for 20 years I never knew it existed. So thank you Christine. Somewhere to take the grandchildren for a messy and fun experience.

gangy5 Fri 07-Sep-12 10:25:36

Don't I wish that I lived nearer. Will put it on my list for a visit when we travel that way.
Littlenellie your post got my mouth watering. I love going anywhere that I can find genuinely good quality and tasty local food. It is such a shame that a large majority never appreciate the joy of food and are quite happy to buy the plastic variety

Littlenellie Fri 07-Sep-12 10:51:08

Will think of you later today gangy we are going for our return visit...cream tea here we come grin

gangy5 Fri 07-Sep-12 11:11:34

Have a lovely day Littlenellie and enjoy your cream tea!

Littlenellie Fri 07-Sep-12 11:13:31

Thank you gangy smile

Littlenellie Fri 07-Sep-12 20:35:22

Just to let you know went back again today and the scones where just as good second time round ....look forward to Easter when they reopen after closing 30 th September...[tea] jam and cream scones emoticon..sunshine