Yesterday I had a sudden burst of energy, and decided to take advantage of my husband being home for the afternoon and did some baking. I posted some pictures on Instagram and Facebook and a few people asked me for the recipe, so I thought I would post them in here. I am pretty rubbish at following a recipe verbatim, so each was tweaked slightly as I went along.
Savory Muffins – based on recipe here
I made these for Ted using silicone cases and instead of using bacon I used ham, and topped them with a bit of tomato. I am really pleased with how they turned out and would definitely make them again. He seemed to like them too! I really want to make him some fruit muffins too, with banana or blueberries, and have some frozen. I love baking for Ted and it seems worth it now that he actually eats it instead of throwing it on the floor!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake – based on recipe here
Yep, I made a sponge cake in the slow cooker. I am as surprised as you are. I wanted to try it out and wasn’t holding out much hope, but it turned out really well. Aside from some burning on one side, It was cooked to perfection – really moist and tasty. I had it with custard and a cup of tea as a treat once Ted had gone to sleep. My husband doesn’t really eat sweet things but even he enjoyed it! Definitely going to try doing other bakes in the slow cooker.
I am loving all the programmes at the moment about how to save money and not waste food – it has given me a real kick up the backside to plan our meals, buy fresh veg from the grocers and make sure it gets used. It is really satisfying to cook a good meal for my family instead of taking short cuts as I so often do. I love it when Autumn hits and the slow cooker comes out – I made a bolagnese in it yesterday and today we will be having a lovely beef casserole. Really hoping to experiment with it this year and make some lovely meals. It really is ideal – I prep all the veg and put it on when Ted has his nap, and that’s it – I don’t have to give dinner a second thought. What do you make in your slow cooker? I would love some new recipes, please share them below in the comments! Xx
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