Monday, 17 October 2011

NaBloWriMo (Recipe)

Write and report on your favorite fall recipe

A subject near and dear to my heart.  Food.

I don't really have a favourite recipe.  I tend to be seasonal with food if I can - that's one of the points behind getting the garden cleared and starting to grow our own stuff - but it doesn't always work out like that.  I get too tired and grumpy to plan more often than not.  Once around the fridge and hurl it in a pan has been working for us for years.

Although ... now I come to think about it, I do have a sort of mental point in the year when I feel that hot puddings are essential.  About now, in fact, so there you are.  Hot puddings.  This is partly to do with having a freezer packed with fruit with which things must be done.  Since there is no bad about either crumble or danish pastry, both get made a lot.  Even easier if (as I do) you make bulk blocks of the danish dough.  It's no harder to make lots.  Well, it's not hard anyway, just a bit faffy, but it makes me feel vaguely efficient. 

I do have a bit of a guilt factor over danish pastry dough (I'm a Catholic Jew, I am really good at guilt).  It requires a really scary amount of butter.  If I'm going to feel bad about two pats of butter, I might just as well feel bad about four and get it over with. 


  1. LoL! In for a penny, in for a pound - that's my motto when it comes to baking.


  2. I did once try to make danish pastry using something other than butter. The results still haunt my memory.