Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Baking from the cupboards 9
Another week, and I'm still baking from my cupboards. This week I made a wonderful cake that I had been looking forward to trying for a little while - a custard sponge sandwich. (I did have to buy a 30p bar of chocolate for the frosting but that seems quite reasonable since it was immediately used and thus not filling up the cupboards, and I used quite a large amount of the custard powder that I have sitting in the cupboards.
It's a vanilla custard powder flavoured sponge, filled with a custard flavoured buttercream and topped with a mixture of golden syrup and chocolate.
Unfortunately, I was tired when I made it, and longing for the sofa, I filled the cake before it was entirely cool. Sadly, my filling was very soon more on the outside of the cake than on the inside...but it still tastes good. And it gave me a chance to use my edible gold stars.
For K's packed lunches this week, I defrosted the cookie dough that has been in the freezer since easily before Christmas. I have to say that it is now a complete mystery to me what sort of cookies they are. They smell strongly of cinnamon, and there are obviously raisins in it, but it looks as though there could also be some crunchy peanut butter. Anyway, mystery freezer cookies = minimum effort and more space in the freezer! They will also remain a mystery to the readers of this blog as the box of them disappeared to the office before I took a picture. Ho hum.
We also ran out of cereal this week, so I decided to use up some odds and ends of packets of nuts and make a nutty granola - I modified slightly the recipe that I used for Christmas granola.