I often bake in the morning on Sundays. I might make batches of biscuits, little muffins, a simple slice or occasionally a cake of some kind. These are then ready to pop into lunchboxes for the morning and afternoon teas to come during the week ahead. It makes things a little less hectic on weekday mornings!
It was a rainy, cold start to yesterday's Sunday, so while I was baking the oven warmed the kitchen and that tantalising smell of baked goodies wafted throughout our home. This is what I baked, with recipes at the links below each photograph:
(The distinct, spicy smell of these baking is just divine!)
Simple focaccia with crispy cheese.
(You can top focaccia with cheese or herbs or olives...)
(A healthier version of an old favourite.)
I substituted 1/4 cup of brown rice flour for the 1/2 cup almond meal in the slice recipe simply because my son's school in a nut-free zone. I used ordinary, everyday jam instead of the chia jam suggested too and it all worked out just fine.
We ate slices of the focaccia, still warm from the oven, with lunch. It is the first "bread" I have made for a very long time (as I tend to bake flops rather than loaves;) It was very simple to make so I think it might become a Sunday staple...topped with cheese or maybe herbs or olives and always sprinkled with sea salt. The gingerbread cakes and the slice were "sampled", of course, before being whisked away from my rather enthusiastic taste testers.
Do you bake on Sundays? What do you make for the week ahead?