I made a batch of lovely Granola.
If you have never made it before it is very easy, you can use any nuts/seeds and fruit, today I made Luxury Tropical Fruits and Pecan.
There are lots of different variations but this is how I did it today.
150g Tropical Fruits
125 ml Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Honey
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Exract
Heat the oven to 150 c or equivalent.
Mix the syrup , honey and vanilla in a bowl, stir in the oats and the nuts.Spread on a couple of baking sheets and bake for 15 mins, after 15 mins add the fruits and give a good mix around and bake for a further 15 mins.
It will harden up when cool so you have to be very careful not to overbake.
I used up all my pickling spice the other day, so instead of buying one from the shops I made up my own. I have plenty of herbs and spices.
Allspice Berries (Ground)
I didn't have any dried bay leaves so I dried a couple in the microwave.
I also made a Banana & Coconut cake, with some reduced Banana's.
Forgot to take a photo, but it has gone into the freezer.
I also made some Brown Bread from my big pack of mix.
So that is enough time in the kitchen, we will be going for a walk after lunch and then I will come back and potter in the garden and greenhouse.