Sausage rolls and scotch eggs

Sausage rolls and scotch eggs

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Monkey Bread

This, is most definitely, one of the best things I have ever had the pleasure to bake. It's sweet dough, rolled into smalls balls, individually dipped into butter and then rolled in cinamon sugar, baked together to form a sweet, sticky, tear and share bread. Then glazed with extra spiced, sticky glaze. It is so good, I cannot afford to make this too often!
It is similar in flavour to cinamon buns and this recipe has made itself infinitely more appealing to me by including pecans. I love anything with nuts in but pecans are exceptionally good in sweet treats.

Originally from the US, it is usually served for breakfast. I cannot imagine a better start to the day, maybe even better than my favourite Waitrose Pain Au Chocolat. Although it would necessitate a very early start to get it done for breakfast. I think i'll stick to the early afternoon treat variety. 

I used the BBC Good Food recipe: - Monkey Bread

Baked Aubergines with Cannellini Beans

I have recently began getting an Organic delivery box again. I did it for many years when I had my son and I made all his food. I have become much more concerned with basic flavours again since meeting my boyfriend. Good quality ingredients have become much more important again and I am also hoping it will help to shift my focus away from sweet baking, to good, wholesome savoury food. This is exciting for me and it means a whole new world of recipes, which makes me deliriously happy!

I haven't eaten Aubergines in any form for quite a few years. Predominantly because I don't know what to do with it but I felt a renewed sense of purpose to give things like that a go again. I also have a 'thing' for beans at the moment and I go through these phases so this recipe was perfect. 
It was really enjoyable, even re-heated at work the next day. It may be even better with cheddar cheese instead as, with anything that has cheese on it, you want it to be cheesy!

As with many of the tastiest things, it doesn't look particularly attractive but this is baked beans but sexy.