Sunday, 29 January 2017
Desperately Seeking Chewy
It’s raining in Wiltshire today so no healthy walks to the pub. Instead I did some baking.
When I was in Australia I baked a vegan version of my healthy rock cakes but they came out quite flat and chewy. However, Paul was very keen on this hybrid cookie. Since we’ve been back in England I have tried to reproduce them but failed miserably to get the same chewy texture.
This morning I experimented with a completely different recipe that promised a chewy, fruit and nut slice. The recipe called for dried cranberries; I didn’t have any so I used a couple of spoonfuls of cranberry sauce left over from the turkey and some dried cake fruit (it’s called improvisation).
We tried a slice each with our afternoon cup of tea.
Paul's verdict: "A nice piece of cake but it's not a chewy bar..." The search continues.