Saturday, 15 November 2014

Muesli - a go go breakfast

Gently toast - dried coconut, flaked almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds 

Chop - cranberries, sultanas, dried apricots, toasted hazelnuts


Add - jumbo oats, oat bran, fresh fruit, yoghurt, milk

Eat and go go go.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Blackberry and apple pie - yes please

Bramleys - peel, core, slice
Blackberries - forage, wash, scatter
Lemon - juice it
Sugar - makes it sweet
Pastry - roll, brush milk, scatter sugar, cut hole
Oven - 180 C 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Cold Comfort - Fruit and Nut

Cooking chocolate - melt it
Oil foil
Nuts - chop them
Dried fruit - as it comes
Biscuits - crumble them
Refrigerate, cut, eat

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hoca with his challah

Aritsan, stone baked, sour dough - bread, bread, bread. Bakers are booming - the Brits have finally realised that bread does not only come in two forms brown or white. The number of blogs, books, websites, micro/artisan/pop up bakeries are mind boggling but trying to buy a decent loaf of bread still seems to be out of reach for the majority. A highly esoteric item, a bit like a decent education.

My brother bakes beautiful bread. He delighted us all at my father's 80th birthday celebration. A reunion - four siblings returning to the family home all together for the first time in sixteen years. A menu was agreed with each of us bringing a variety of dishes to ensure a sumptuous feast and relieve my mother of the onerous task of lunch for twelve. Deep grained rivalries and the desire for parental approval resulted in a family bake off. Plates were piled with the plethora of choice. Endearing looks invited compliments. Sweetmeats eschewed in favour of that delicious home baked bread. The memory lingers.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Coconut shy

A year to date. 
Can't shy away any longer.