It has been another gloriously sunny day (well it is Sunday), thanks to our busy days we were able to take it easy. I was up early so all the ironing was done and put away before 8: 00.
The wheelbarrow and pots have all had a mulch of blue slate, I hope that this will minimise both watering and weeding.
I am still pondering over what to plant at the arches.
favourite sweet treats. I can not remember where the recipe came from, I have been using it for many years.
I thought a few photos might inspire someone else to have a go.
The basic recipe is 110 grams each of,
Self raising flour.
Oats, not the instant type.
Sugar. I use a mix of granulated and dark brown.
Butter, if I am baking to take to a group thing I use Vitalite, just in case of dietary restrictions.
2 tablespoons of golden syrup, sometimes I use Maple or the syrup from a jar of stem ginger.
A small dish of any fruit, nuts, seeds chocolate chips as you fancy.
This morning I made 1 1/2 times the recipe, that fills 2 baking sheets using my scoop.
Butter and syrup into a pan. I do not measure the syrup, too sticky by far.
Tip the sugar into the pan, with the butter and syrup, and put on a low heat to melt, I turn off the heat before the butter has melted and let the residual heat finish the job.
Tip the flour and oats into the pan.
This is a mix of sultanas, raisins and ready to eat apricots
I snipped the apricots up and added some sunflower and linseeds.
Add these to the rest of the ingredients and stir well to mix thoroughly.
Scoop onto lined baking sheets and flatten slightly.
This is my scoop, it is about egg cup size.
Into the oven, mine is set at 170 c as it is a bit fast, and is a fan oven, the recipe says 180 c.
Cook for 10 minutes, after 7 minutes I change the trays top to bottom.
Leave on the tray for a few minutes while they firm up and finish off on a wire rack.
A slight break as I put the 'puter down at 7 last night and then after watering the garden and walking the dogs forgot about it till this morning
These keep in an air tightish tin for a few days, if you put them under lock and key. Most of this batch are still in the tin as I made a batch of sultana scones and there was whipped cream in the fridge. 'nuff said.
It is now Monday morning, the sun is shining. The sky is blue and we will be outside until it becomes too hot to do anything bar melt.
There is a job that the SO requires my help in doing so once Rufus and Herbie have had their long walk I will be a busy bee. I have a to do list for the remainder of the day and then I can do as I please.
I have had my first cuppa and now Ben and Herbie are ready for a little jaunt out to wake the day up.