WWW. Herb Rolls, Plain Rolls, Fruit Loaf.

So for the WWW this week I made a roast chicken (from meatfeast!) and a lot of baked goods to sustain us on the trip to Download and to go with our meals during our stay.

I made six herb rolls, four plain rolls and one fruit and seed cake.

Recipe 1: Easy Plain Rolls.



-400g self-raising flour

-2 cups warm water

-1tbsp lemon juice

-a pinch of salt

-a pint of pepper


-mixing bowl and spoon

-flat baking tray, greased


1: Mix the flour, pepper and salt.

2: Add the water slowly, continually mixing until the mass is stringy and smooth to touch, not sticky.

3: Form 4 small rolls. Do this by rolling your dough into a ball and pulling the surface tight. Turn it 90 degrees and pull it tight again. Fold the excess under. Do this until the roll looks stretched and stringy on top.

4: Place in the oven at 100C for 20min.

5: Bake at 150C for 35min, or until the crust is hard.

6: Finish at 200C for 5min.

Recipe 2: Creamy Herb Rolls.



-600g self-raising flour

-500ml milk

-2tsp salt

-2tsp pepper

-2tbsp herbs

-2tbsp lemon juice


-mixing bowl and spoon

-flat baking tray, greased


1: Mix the flour, salt, pepper and herbs.

2: Slowly stir in the milk and lemon juice.

3: Mix the mass until it’s firm and stringy.

4: Place in the fridge until stiff.

5: Remove from the fridge and knead until pliable.

6: Form 6 small rolls. Do this by rolling the dough into balls and then rolling them out into slightly elongated rolls.

7: Place them on the tray with the neat side up. Bake at 100C for 35min.

8: Bake at 150C for 35min.

9: Finish at 200C for 5min.

Recipe 3: Fruit and Seed Loaf.



-3 overripe bananas

-1 apple

-200g self-raising flour

-1 cup of mixed seeds (mine was 1/4 flax, 1/2 pumpkin, and 1/4 sunflower and others)

-1/2 cup dried fruit


WWW. Creamy Chicken Bake and Fruit Loaf.

Busy lately. Cleaning, hens, Download, workouts, sewing, art, business plan, tutoring, cooking, gardening. Everything’s happening at once!

Anyhow, here’s what we had for lunch yesterday.

Recipe 1: Creamy Chicken Bake.



-6-8 chicken thighs or breasts

-200g new potatoes

-200g broccoli florets

-100g butternut squash

-100g carrot

-1 red bell pepper

-5 cloves of garlic

-200ml double cream

-200ml milk


-small pot

-chopping board and knife

-large deep oven tray


1: Halve or quarter the potatoes. Boil until soft.

2: Slice the broccoli florets up very small.

3: Layer the potatoes and broccoli along the base.

4: Slice the carrots, pepper and squash very thinly and layer on top.

5: Place the chicken on top of the vegetables, skin-side up.

6: Cut the cloves of garlic in half, crush them, and wedge them into any gaps between the vegetables.

7: Pour the milk in with the vegetables.

8: Pour the cream on top.

9: Bake at 160C for 2h.

Recipe 2: Fruit Loaf.

I actually made this on Sunday, when I did a lot of home-baking and roasting, but didn’t get round to writing the recipe.


Jon has his with butter.


Ingredients (makes 2 loaves):

-5 overripe bananas

-400g applesauce or stewed apples

-200g self-raising flour

-150ml water

-100g mixed seeds

-3tbsp sugar


-mixing bowl and fork

-greased or nonstick baking trays


1: Mash the bananas into the bowl.

2: Stir in the apple.

3: Stir in the flour.

4: Carefully fold in the sugar and seeds.

5: Add water if necessary to make the mixture pourable but stiff to stir.

6: Pour into the trays.

7: Bake at 160C for 1h 30min.

And that’s what we had for lunch on Wednesday.