Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cooking up a storm

Perhaps a poor choice for a title as some of you in the US are in the midst of literal storms...

I like to start and finish with a clean, tidy kitchen, but in between it does indeed look like a gigantic storm has come through...I'm a messy cook :)

I recently made these Coconut and Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars...
 sort of like what we call meusli bars here


Here's the recipe...
hope you can read it...it's a bit blurry, but saves me having to type it out
 
 
As usual...I made a few changes...
 
Added a bit of almond meal to replace some of the flour; also added some cardamom (of course!) and mixed spice.  Mixed fruit I used was sultanas, currants and chopped dates (that was all I had), and seeds was sunflower and sesame (all I had).  But you could pretty much use any fruit/nuts/seeds.
 
Now...about the banana...
 
I actually made the mixture, put it the pan and in the oven...re-read the recipe...and realised I'd forgotten the banana...because...although it's mentioned in the ingredients, when it comes to the method (mixing it all together)..they don't mention banana!! (well...that's my excuse anyway).
 
So I had to take it back out of the oven (even though I think it would have turned out ok without the banana, but perhaps been a bit more crunchy and not so soft), mash up a banana...mix it in...and put back in pan and in oven...
 
But wait...there's more...
 
I misread the quantity for the banana (thought it said 85g not 185g), so only put a small banana whereas it should have had a large or two small...
 
Anyhow...   it turned out really nice, and I don't really think it needed extra banana!
 
And believe me...it did look like a storm had been through my kitchen by the time I'd finished :))
 
And another thing...  I don't like having to weigh ingredients, so next time I make it I'll work out the cup measurement so I can just throw it all in ( and hopefully get it in the bowl and not on the floor...)
 
 
Thus endeth the saga...
 
Gosh...I've exhausted myself just typing about it...I need a coffee!!
 
xx
 

2 comments:

  1. They look very delicious, Lynda. I hope you've recovered by now. :D

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