Friday, 8 May 2020

Crazy Days Challenge - Day 44 - Cooking the Books Challenge - HEATHER'S CHOICE


Heather's Choice:

Book 23 - VEGAN(ish) by Jack Monroe


Page 23 = Apricot and Sunflower Seed Granola



I almost had all the ingredients for todays recipe ... just not the required apricots, so I used up the last of my currants and sultanas, even picking out the ones in the fruit and nut mix to make it up to the required 200g.


I also didn't have quite enough oats, so I raided this bag of Muesli Mix.  Looking at the date on the bag I think I will make up a batch of basic muesli too, with the now sultana-less mixed nuts.  Might as well get things in use before they get too old.  🤣


It was a sticky, sticky mixture, but it tasted and smelt divine just as it was.


I left it in the oven for a couple of minutes too long so it is very dark and crunchy, but it is delicious  and will be so tasty with the vanilla yogurt that I have in the fridge.  So that's tomorrows breakfast sorted then, and a few more after that.


Tomorrow it is Maeve's choice of Book 10, Page 200 ... and there is a real surprise involved!!


Sue xx




14 comments:

  1. I love all Jack's granola mixes and this one looks particularly good. xx

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    1. It's the first time I have ever made granola, I usually make muesli. So I am glad it worked, a bit sad about the five minutes too long in the oven thing though, I like my food pale!!

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  2. Thanks for making my recipe choice I will have to make it myself now as I bought that book just before lockdown and so far have only looked at it.

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    1. Her recipes really work, you can tell there's been a lot of practice put into them in a 'normal kitchen' before publication. And they are simple which is always a bonus as I am finding I don't like following recipes. I find myself checking and re-checking the book all the time. I'm much better at winging it. Maybe I need more practice.

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  3. I'm enjoying your challenge blog greatly. My favourite cook book of the moment (it varies) is Sarah Rainey's 'Three ingredient baking'. On reading, you just think that the recipes shouldn't work, but they do brilliantly! I've been making chocolate brownies for the granddaughters (leaving them on the doorstep_ and they (and their mum) say that they're the best ever. They really chewy just as brownies should be and made only from flour, nutella and egg.

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    1. Ooh ... Just 3 ingredients, that would be my idea of a perfect recipe 😃

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  4. I always read but comment only occasionally. I thought it about time to say that I am really enjoying this challenge. I love that you try each recipe with what you have to hand.

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    1. Yes, I think I'm liking that side of the Challenge best too 😃

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  5. I've been reading more about Jack Monroe lately. Not do long ago she did meals made from canned and packet food. The people who tried them were very impressed.

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    1. Yes, she's really come unto her own since Lockdown because of her store cupboard ingredients and simple recipes that actually work.

      I've followed her since her very first post years ago, when her and Small Boy lived on £10 a week.

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  6. The granola mix looks great. I think the colour is perfect.

    God bless.

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    1. It's tasty, I just like pale foods. My son used to call my toast 'hot bread' 🤣🤣

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  7. This is a fun challenge...Thanks.

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