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.