So, since I’ve moved the coffee machine’s been playing up: making sour coffee, steaming milk like an asthmatic puffin, not doing my damn laundry or the dusting! Oh… wait, got to remember that it’s not the maid… just the sweet sweet source of all coffee joy.
I finally got around to taking in to get it serviced last week and turns out everything was fine. Just a little bit of backed up milk and a couple of screws that had worked themselves loose and that was it! I picked it up this morning and now it’s back where it belongs. I haven’t had a chance to check the coffee makingness since I didn’t think it would be fixed up so soon and my order of delicious Kenyan/Zambian goodness hasn’t arrived in the post yet, but it is steaming like a tiny god again. I’ve had like four cups of just steamed milk this evening and just that is so so so good.
Being up in Swiss Cottage anyway meant that I also just had to pop in at Natural Natural and although I did manage to not spend £80 on bottled sauces and rice like I did last time, there was no way I could escape the special offer going to expire bread.
I LOVE Japanese bread, it’s like halfway between brioche and the super dodgy packaged supermarket white bread. It’s super fluffy, it’s super sweet, it’s super soft and they slice it super huge. In fact, it’s just super, that’s it! Apparently it’s more or less the same as Pullman bread… so I might have to give that a try just to see if it’s true… but I doubt it. I’m ok at breadmaking, but there’s no way I could make a bread that super. *sigh* Interestingly enough the bread I bought today was what they would call Ingirisu-Pan (English Bread) in Japan, if only it were true.
Anyway, since I did have it and I had to eat it all today I started munching as soon as I got home and I’ve only just finished up the last of it now. Amazing is one way of describing how I’m feeling right now, bloated or nauseated would be others.
Mmmmmmm…. bread and condensed milk….
Mmmm…. apocalypticly large sandwich filled with watercress and chicken and surigoma and mirin and soy sauce and rice vinegar and far too much kewpie mayonnaise. Somebody didn’t want theirs and so I’ve been forced to have two of them.
N.B. I don’t have strangely small plates/cutting boards. This bread just dwarfs EVERYTHING.
Hmmm… this post has lots of photos in it. The last one looks as though it belongs in a McDonalds menu and I’m trying to decide whether that’s a terrible thing or not.