This is my Aunts recipe from Canada, I hope you like it
Plain Flour – 1 cup
Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Raisins – 3/4 cup
Buttermilk – 1 cup
Natural bran or bran buds type cereal – 1 cup
Cooking oil (not olive oil) – 1/3 cup
Molasses/Treacle – 3 tablespoons
Brown sugar (packed) 1/4 cup
Vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and raisins in a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre.
Stir in buttermilk.
Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients starting with the bran in the order listed in a separate bowl.
Beat together with a spoon until well mixed.
Add this to the large bowl, stirring in enough to moisten the mix.
DON’T OVER STIR, THE BATTER SHOULD BE LUMPY!
Put in greased or lined muffin trays.
Bake at 190 degrees c for 20 – 25 minutes.
Cool in tray for 5 minutes, then cool on a rack.
This salad looks so scrummy and I think it will be perfect to fit in a bento box. Can’t wait to try it out!
Pasta is a great staple to have in your cupboard. It’s very versatile and many a meal can be whizzed up in a few minutes.
This recipe is a lovely summery pasta dish that works well warm or used cold the next day as a lunch box filler.
For two servings you will need:
100 g pasta shapes or spaghetti
rind of one lemon finely chopped
juice of half a lemon
olive oil ( choose one that suits your taste, I prefer a mild oil like Berio mild and light)
Cook pasta according to your taste.
When cooked, drain and reserve about a table spoon of the cooking water in the pasta. This helps create the sauce.
Sprinkle the chopped lemon rind over, then stir in oil and lemon juice.
Add seasoning to taste.
Serve with crusty bread and a little grated parmesan.
You can vary this recipe by adding vegetables or herbs. I have added spinach in the past and just allowed the heat of the cooked pasta to wilt it down.
Leftover portions can be frozen for future use, just ensure it is piping hot before serving up.
Well tonight my lovely french manicure disappeared. It became a concrete manicure!
I have been doing some DIY and even though I had been wearing gloves, all the cement dust became embedded round my hands.
I’ll reveal later this year what I’ve been up to
Well, it’s been a while since I last posted, whoops!
I’ve been making the most of the glorious weather we’ve been having, it’s been too nice to stay indoors stuck to the laptop.
Normal service will resume shortly (^_^)