Do you have baking disasters? Disappointing, isn’t it?
I had not one, but two this weekend. I blame it on the materials
First up, Saturday morning scones. Organikal child loves a cheesey scone so I bake them for him on Saturday morning, the enticing smell just enough to lure him out of bed (sometimes even on the right side of noon).
Gluten Free Cheese Scones
The flour – a blend of Rice, Potato, Tapioca, Maize & Buckwheat – is lighter to work with than wheat flour and I found it as uncomfortable as touching cotton wool when I was rubbing in the butter. (If you get freaked out with the feel of cotton wool you know what I mean. If that seems weird to you, then you’ll be fine!) When I added the milk it all seemed a bit mashed potatoes, but I gaily went ahead, adding in extra liquid as advised.
Turns out I should have added in more butter as well: the scones were way too crumbly. The child managed to cram a few down his gob, but they were falling apart as soon as you looked at them.
How to Recycle Scones
What to do? Rescue the remainder and whizz them up in the processor. Cheesy scone breadcrumbs straight into a zip lock back and stored in the freezer to be used next day as a savoury crumble topping on top of a tomato bean bake dish ensemble.
Organikal child suggested I use some to dress some fish for him. It’s more likely we’ll have it as a topping on another veggie bake first but if the local fishmonger has anything sustainable that’s substantial enough for crumb, I’ll definitely give it a go.
Banana Muffins for Halloween
Last minute moment of crisis. Is one toffee apple enough to impress kids who dress up and mug perfect strangers for bags of sugar drugs and even cash? I decided I’d supplement the gorgeous burnished apples we were giving out to guisers with something sweet but no less home made – a quick banana muffin for each of them.
Did I learn my lesson from the scone fiasco the day before? Apparently not. Out came two trays of tiny, hard rock cakes – definitely not something to impress guisers with.
A Trifle Disaster
Four failed muffins suffused with strawberry jelly and used as the base for trifle. Did it work? Not really. So what happened to the rest of the wee fellies? You guessed it… straight into the processor and whizzed up into sweet banana breadcrumbs:
I’m thinking a nice topping for a fruity crumble?
Pssst ... Don't forget to sign up to news from Organikal - it's like a backstage pass to our organic lifestyle, including exclusive content, sneak previews and special offers. Complete the form below and receive your free Divine Spa PDF instantly.