Following on from my efforts to minimise my supermarket use, I had a go at making a gluten free loaf without using the Helen's Bread mix. It's the recipe on the Doves Farm Free from Gluten White Bread Flour bag. Wee bit more of a faff but the results were good.
I think next time I'll use a bit less sugar as it was a bit sweet for my taste but the texture was okay. I expected it to be more cakey but was pleasantly surprised. The test now is to see if it keeps well and freezes. It would work out at just under half the cost of the Helen's Bread mix loaf if I bulk buy flour directly from them so worth doing. I also need to see if OH likes it! :-)
Last night it was my staff Christmas night out. A bit early but we left it too late to book. I really wasn't sure if I should go or not as it was £32 per person for a 3 course meal plus half bottle of wine. In the end it actually turned out to be a fab night. Lovely food (dairy and gluten free for me), great music and good company. As you can see I dyed my hair purple for the event! (I had a bargain box of dye in the cupboard). Just a temporary one much to my boss's relief. The only new item I purchased to wear was a pair of sparkly tights at £3.50, everything else I had worn several times before. In fact I wore the same dress as last year and nobody commented!! I guess everyone was looking at my hair ;-)