I am still deeply in love with my copy of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Everyday, so much so infact, I am planning on following a chapter a week and this week was Breakfast. Now, I am deeply against the tyranny of toast and cereal for breakfast as I’m blinking bored of it, you wouldn’t eat the same lunch or tea everyday, so why breakfast? But previously instead of trying to vary my breakfasts I’ve been eating just less and less breakfast, which isn’t great, as I tend to snack more later.
So, the beginning of the week saw two smoothies; pear and cinnamon, which was excessively cinnamon-y, a bit like Christmas in a glass, but gave the smoothie a tendency to look like a pale glass of mud and you couldn’t really taste the pear . . . still nice though. The second smoothie was rhubarb and orange and was a lot more refreshing and rather yummy, still looked slightly mud like though. Mr. Lacer however was not happy with the wife taking even longer in the kitchen.
Mid-week I made ‘fridge jam’, containing considerably less sugar than normal jam, it’s a cross between a fruit sauce and jam, although my jam didn’t set at all, so it’s basically fruit sauce in a jar but a very nice fruit sauce it was, full on, intense raspberry, with a warm, sweet after taste. Very pretty looking to, the photo below honestly doesn’t do it justice.
My main excuse for making fridge jam, was that over the weekend I wanted to make Wholemeal Drop Scones, which are more like fluffy little pancakes, which I knew would be nice with some jam and oh they were nice (photo below), not really something you could make on a weekday morning, I can see them being a regular feature of weekends and anytime I want something sweet, warm and yummy, plus everyone in the house loved them, that doesn’t happen too often!
Finally (although it was for the kids’ tea tonight) I made the eggy bread, although with pears instead of apples and that was delicious to!
NB: all fruit used was either tinned or frozen, as part of an economy drive and it made absolutely no difference in taste as far as I could tell and actually helped , time wise.