We're having a new kitchen installed starting on the 28th, so today is my last day for using my oven.
Tomorrow, OH and friend are taking out the last part of the old kitchen which I've been hanging on to, the sink unit, dishwasher, cooker and washing machine.
From tomorrow, I'll have a microwave and a slow cooker in the dining room for 2 and a bit weeks. What fun!
So I decided to have a bit of a Bake In today, last time in my gas cooker, as it will be looking for a new home on Freecyle. I'm having a new electric oven and gas hob. The gas cooker was in the house when we bought it, so we decided not to change it till we changed the kitchen.
The Bake In - I made some chocolate chip muffins, a banana loaf, cheese scones and a very easy Bara Brith - not using Gran's recipe, but one a new friend gave me.
I made the cheese scones from the Good Food site; here's the recipe:
The banana bread recipe is on here:
The choc. chip muffins recipe is also on here, as a variation of the blueberry muffin one:
I'm not going to post photos of these.
You might like to try the easy Bara Brith loaf. It's an 'all in the pan together' sort of recipe.
300g mixed dry fruit
150g light muscovadi sugar
200ml strong cold tea
50ml orange juice
275g sr flour
2 tspns mixed spice
preheat oven 180C/gas 4 and grease a 900g loaf tin.
Put all the ingredients except the flour and mixed spice into a big saucepan and heat gently till the sugar's dissolved and the butter has melted. Mix the flour and spice together and mix this into the saucepan. Make sure you mix it thoroughly.
Spoon into the tin and bake for about an hour till golden. Cool in the tin. This teabread will keep for a week if you wrap it in foil. I think it's best eaten a day after it's made, to give the flavours time to mingle, and it's easier to slice too! Serve it buttered, of course.
It's so quick and easy to make, and it has a good firm texture and a nice lot of dried fruit. I used a tablespoon of mixed spice as we really like it.
So I won't be posting for a couple of weeks, unless I find a great recipe to make in the microwave or the slow cooker! Promise I won't post microwave meringues or chocolate cake made in a mug!