Sunday, January 8, 2012

Emptying Out the Pantry

The pantry is becoming more and more like Mrs Hubbard's as we prepare to leave the apartment. There are a variety of flours, dried fruits and spices that I have accumulated over the last five months and although the landlord will hopefully be happy to add these to her own supplies, I feel the need to bake.

A few months ago I came across a lovely recipe by Bill Granger for a Apple, Dried Cherry and Almond Loaf. I thought it would be a great breakfast alternative to cereal or toast on a chilly morning. I made a version using dried apricots rather than cherries for guests and it was all gone by the end of morning tea.

Using this recipe as a base, another loaf is ready for the table. Many more substitutions have been made to use up ingredients I already have: dried figs instead of cherries, coconut instead of dried apple, walnuts instead of almonds, as well as combinations of different flours and sugars.

One of the aspects of this recipe that I find very appealing is that there is no butter or oil added.

I think that a batch of Anzacs might also be coming out of the oven at some stage today.

Take care


  1. Oh I want some of that with my cuppa right now :)

  2. Jen, it was pretty yummy. Not much left now. (Super easy to make)
    : )

  3. I'm always on the hunt for breakfast alternatives. I'm totally fickle when it comes to breakfast and hate eating the same this sounds like a great one! Good luck with the count down. :)

  4. Joy, it goes down great with a cup of tea.
    I am much more of a cereal than toast sort of person (apart from our Sunday pancakes), but even that can get boring.
    Count down is well and truly on now.

  5. What a great idea for breaky, I hat having the same thing all the time. Can't wait to try it.

  6. Fiona, I hope you enjoy it. There so many combinations of fruit it could never be boring.

  7. Thank you so much we have just enjoyed a warm buttered slice! Yum! I substituted wholemeal flour. I had just hardboiled the last of the eggs I had so I did the " soya flour + liquid egg- substitute" trick. It was great and I look forward to trying other combinations.
    Bon Voyage!x

  8. Swissgal, so glad you like the recipe. There are so many possibilities with it. Imagine what you could do with yoghurt too.
    ; )


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