Then off to Ikea where I bought a whisk, some coat hangers, some jam for Mr Kitty and a toilet brush. My life is that exciting.
We also saw Invictus - which I have to say I enjoyed, but take Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon out and it's a made for TV movie. Sorry Clint Eastwood. I liked it but it was a tad hokey for me.
Now That I am back at home I can post the recipes I made yesterday:
Apple, cranberry and almond loaf
50 g rolled oats
300 ml Milk
240 g Self Raising Flour you can use wholemeal
1 teaspoon Baking powder
125 g Craisins or dried cranberries (the original recipe calls for dried cherries but I couldn't find any so substituted these and they were very good)
50 g diced dried apple
3 tablespoons apple juice (preferably fresh)
75 g soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
3 tablespoons Honey
1 lightly beaten Egg
3 tablespoons roughly chopped Almonds plus 2 tablespoons extra
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Lightly grease and line a 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) loaf tin with baking paper. Put the oats in a bowl, pour the milk over them and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Place diced apple into a bowl and pour over apple juice. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the rolled oats, dried fruit, sugar, cinnamon, honey, egg and almonds. Drain the juice from the apple and add the apple to the mix. Mix together well.
Spoon the mixture into the tin, level the top and sprinkle with the extra almonds. Bake the loaf for 45 minutes, or until it is golden brown on top and cooked through. Leave it to cool a little in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Toast and serve with ricotta and honey.
Recipe from Every Day by Bill Granger, published by Murdoch Books, Adapted by Miss Kitty.
Mr Kitty loved this loaf. It's not too sweet, not too healthy tasting. It's just right...
Choc-chip toffee drop cookies
250 g butter or margarine, softened
200 g caster sugar
180 g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
400g all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
3/4 cup HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits and 1 cup semi-sweet mini chips. Or any choc chips you like.
Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. About 6 dozen softly textured cookies.
Recipe from Hershey's. Adapted and converted to Australian measurements by Miss Kitty. Hershey's toffee and mini chips are available from USA Foods in Melbourne.
I'm happy to post the lamb tagine recipe as well if people want it. It was actually very good. I will be making it again.