A Beach Cottage Does Granola & Tatty Pink Tables
Thu 24th, Jun, 2010
Yep, I did it, I am the queen of domestic. I am a goddess.
I made granola.
…and moved in my ratty old pink table to the kitchen…to sit with a stool…
Mixing things and making things like this are under-rated…you don’t have to be able to bake or balance a fine number of ingredients…you really can be as slap-dash as moi and end up with a home-baked jar of goodies that makes you look good baby. And that my lovelies is what it is all about.
The idea for granola made at home is easy enough…if one can throw together a curry without too much trouble one can mix up a few all-too-easy ingredients to make breakfast or a late-night snack fit for a Beach Cottager.
Now, I have a confession to make here, I did not actually errrm do the mixing or the making of this delight, I did the foreman stuff…I supervised Miss Beach Cottage with the recipe left to me by Felicity the other day on the Frenchy Milk Bottle post and I interjected perhaps a couple of spoonfuls of Beach Cottage Twist…thinking that may well slip down quite nicely.
As ever, we didn’t stick to the recipe…there were for sure, quizzical looks from my lovely little girl when I said just chuck in a bit of that, and don’t worry about converting grams to cups…ending up in us having a very very sweet mixture with too much golden syrup.
here’s the recipe we sorta followed…
450g rolled oats 120g sunflower seeds 120g white sesame seeds 175g apple compote or apple sauce [we used bottle sauce] 2 tsp ground cinnamon 120g golden syrup [ we used much more!] 4 tbsp runny honey 100g light brown sugar 300g raw peanuts [we used a few tbsp of peanut butter] 1 tsp Maldon salt [we had run out of Maldon and gasp used table] 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Beach Cottage inspired directions: Chuck everything into a large mixing bowl (a vintage one all the better). Use any old spoon so all is well dispersed. Spread the mixture out on two baking trays and bake 170C for about 45mins, turning halfway through so all is golden and not ahem erring on the side of burnt. Allow to cool (I had to bash ours up a bit) Store in an airtight jar (an IKEA glass one always a winner)
Though this is meant to be eaten I am presuming in the morning hours and as one who as a rule eats Morning Coffee’s for breakfast, to be honest I think a bowl of this could really be eaten at any time.
You can partake in this I assume any way you wish…but of course if you have a vat of hand-crafted yoghurt (in, may I add, a Frency bottle ;-) )in the fridge it all adds up to the idea that this indeed is a meal of the heaven-made variety.
And with that I will leave you lovelies…I am working, at last, on the Family Bathroom Makeover, photos to come next week…oh and I have again been talking to tradies about doors, and skylights and windows and fences…
p.s. I am assuming under no circumstances do you want me to tell you this is ahem not so good for the waistline? My answer? 350′s.