Not bread … but came out of the oven

So I know it’s not bread, but it is home baked and so worthy of a post. I didn’t get to the bread … yet, got a little carried away with cookies and muffins. First up were the choc chip cookies, a favourite, tried and well tested recipe (courtesy of the Oven Mistress). The only change today was that I finally used my little cookie scoop. The result … perfectly uniform sized and shaped cookies, 64 of them!!

Next up, muffins. Again a favourite recipe, but this time with pear instead of banana. I think I actually prefer it. Nice and moist although they did stick a little to the pan, must remember to be a little more liberal with the spray oil.

And last up, the oat and raisin cookies. Never done this one before, the texture is more like cake. T is calling them muffin cookies. They taste good, despite having zucchini in them. Might need a few more trials on this one, to perfect the texture. Eat up kids!!!

Wholemeal Spelt Fruit Loaf

Here’s the crumbshot from my 90.5% wholemeal spelt fruit loaf. It’s stuffed with cranberries, pitted dates, currants and chopped persian figs I’d macerated in Drambuie (as you do). Loaf went very dark in the oven.

Recipe :

100g starter
5g salt
345g organic wholemeal spelt
185g water
1 tsp gluten
1 tsp mixed spice
marinated persian figs
chopped dates

First rise 6 hours, with a fold at the hour for the first four hours.  Second rise 1 hour.