The other day I got home from college and it was all grey and miserable and despite having so much to do I decided to put it all on hold and have a bit of baking afternoon.
I made hazelnut and fig crunchies … a recipe of my own. I’ve been scouring cook books and websites looking for some sort of biscuit/bar that was healthy but filling that I could take with me to college and came up with this. It’s scrumptious, too nice in fact (but not too healthy with all that butter).
I also made delicious treacle and walnut bread. I can say that with confidence as I think half my class at college now possesses this recipe and all love it. I got it out of the RTE Guide a few weeks ago, you’ve so got to try it !!
Finally, whilst the oven was hot and I was on a role I made a pear and almond crumble. Another concoction simply put together because I had pears that were getting over ripe and I fancied some crumble with custard. I have no pics of that as I packaged it up and sent it off with my Dad for his tea but I did have a taste and it was scrummy :o) Here’s the recipe if you want to try for yourself ….
Pear & Almond Crumble
4-5 pears chopped roughly
5oz plain flour
3 oz butter
1oz porridge oats
3oz light brown sugar
1 oz ground almonds
handful of flaked almonds
Place pears in an oven proof dish.
Mix oats, flour and ground almonds and add butter, form into breadcrumbs
Sprinkle over pear mixture and then scatter over the flaked almonds.
Bake 180C(250F) until it’s crunchy and golden