Friday, 18 April 2014

Food Waste Friday - Not Hot Cross Buns

It's not often that we have serious food waste these days. Today, however, I had to admit defeat and throw out a whole tin of what started life as homemade hot cross buns and finished as burnt, crispy things



Daughter has had a whole 6 week module of bread baking in DT at school (who needs a River Cottage baking day...)

For the most part it has been a gastronomic delight and we have looked forward to her return from school on a Wednesday - soft fluffy rolls, an olive oily garlic and rosemary focaccia, pizza and cinnamonny chelsea buns.

On the last Wednesday of term we waited eagerly for Daughter's return. Part of the ritual involves her serving her wares invitingly and calling us to the dining room table. The hot cross buns with their sugary glaze glistened on the plate deliciously...but were as hard as rocks. I think I bravely chewed my way through a whole bun. Others weren't so gracious.

We're never deterred by baking disasters here, so I thinly sliced all the buns up and baked them on a really slow heat, envisioning delicious raisin biscotti. It was not to be - this process rendered them even less edible. In a fortnight where the main expense for one of us has been extensive dental work, and where another has had a visit to the orthodontist, only the extremely foolhardy would have made an attempt on these jaw-breaking Easter treats.

To the chickens they must go.



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14 comments:

  1. Hee hee - we had a bit of a disaster with my 13 year old cooking flapjack at school. He put it in his rucksack to bring home! Yes - it was a crumbled heap mixed in with his books by the time he reached home. The next week was soup so he went with strict instructions NOT to put it in his bag!! X

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  2. One of the best reasons for owning chickens is baking disasters! ours walk round like the Michelin man when they have had my yorkshire puds lol x

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    1. I agree! Ours receive all sorts of burnt offerings!

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  3. Next time, slice them thinly & make bread & butter pudding.
    Hester

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    1. That's a really good idea! Why didn't I think of that to start with!

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  4. For a momnent, I forgot that you had chickens, so I was going to say that the birds night have liked them. But I guess that birds did get them. :)

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  5. Oh, and BTW, I really like your new look. Someday, I am going to take time to spruce up my blog, but so far I haven't gotten around to it.

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    1. I fancied a spring clean and FINALLY managed to work out how to get a photo up there behind the header.

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  6. Just to say that my giveaway bags arrived yesterday- thank you very much. I haven’t been to the shops yet but can’t wait…………
    thank you, again.

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  7. It used to drive me mad when my kids had 6 weeks of bread making. I am really shocked that they haven't changed the curriculum yet! I wanted them to learn how to cook themselves proper meals ready for student life, but neither of my eldest have ever baked any bread since.

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    1. Yep, she's pretty much baked a greater variety of stuff in 6 weeks than I've baked in a lifetime! We're onto basil and cheese twists this week. More dinner party than everyday life skill...

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