“Have you baked today dearest wife?” inquired my slightly peckish husband.
“No, my dear, I’ve been at work!” I replied.
Normally I might be slightly annoyed by this type of inquiry but he had a point; I had promised to do some baking about three days ago when the last batch of whatever was in the cake dome ran out. Unfortunately the tidying of my classroom, despite it being the school holidays, had taken far longer than anticipated so no baking had been done. So something quick had to be created as I wasn’t in the mood for hanging around in the kitchen in the quite ridiculous heat we’ve had for the last couple of days.
I looked in the baking cupboard for inspiration – there was a lot of odds and ends sitting around, looking at bit sorry for themselves and waiting to be used up. There was oats from the Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon flapjack versions 1 and 2, desiccated coconut from the Raspberry Cheesecake Bites, glace cherries from the Cherry and Orange flapjack and two opened packets of butter in the fridge. Time for a ‘clean out the cupboards’ type recipe – Cherry and Coconut flapjack it is then.
“Flapjack!” came the inspired cry from the front room! He’s slightly obsessed by flapjack at the moment. Great minds eh!
Now, at this point, I would love to give you a recipe…. unfortunately there was a slight baking disaster. You know, the kind where you have to chip the remnants of whatever you’ve baked out of the baking tin and it would be cruel to inflict whatever it is you’ve made on anyone, even your family! So for today you’ll just have to make do with the thought of cherry and coconut flapjack and I’ll just have to try again tomorrow!
P.S Didn’t end up baking today as my husband managed to rescue the flapjack so there’s something in the cake dome again. It’s not quite right though; I’ll have to do some more experimenting!