Anyway, something must have been in the water on Monday cos things were a little odd. I fancied a day of baking and Alfie fancied a day of sleeping. Very unusual, but a perfect match! Its been wet recently which means you can pretty much listen to the courgettes growing! They go absolutely batshit when the rain falls. This is our plant, and it may not look like much, but after a nights rain it will have fruit the size of baseball bats on it!
And so I wanted to reduce our courgette numbers, and what better way than to bake a cake. We had loads of lemons still kicking about, and so a Lemon Courgette cake was planned. The house was also needing bread, and I fancied throwing the rest of my appropriate ingredients into some cookies.
With the bread dough made and set aside, courgettes were harvested, I stole an egg from the chooks and I set to work.
Dead easy this. Whack the oven to 160 and line your trusty loaf tin. Get two bowls. Into bowl one goes 200g grated courgettes, 150g caster sugar, uno egg, 125g veg oil. Mix. Into bowl two goes 200g plain flour, half tsp salt, half tsp bicarb, quarter tsp baking powder and a tsp cinnamon. Mix. Sift your dry ingredients from bowl two into your wet ingredients in bowl one. Mix. Stir in the zest from one grande lemon and throw it in the oven for 45 minutes. Its done when a cake tester comes out clean. Let it sit for a few minutes in the tin, and then turn it out into a wire rack.
With the cake baked I set to work on some cookies. Kinda like a cross between choc chip and spicey raisin/oatmeal cookies, with a few other things thrown in lol. Baked in several batches, I soon had a loaded wire rack!
Which was later joined by our weekly loaf.
This week has mostly been spent eating!