School holidays over?
Illness finished with this household?
Back to routine?
I haven’t felt like cooking much over the last couple of weeks. School holidays throw my routine right out the window. I go into them with all these plans of doing lots of cooking, cleaning, shopping, hanging out with my girls, having lunches and coffee’s with friends and maybe even attempting a little craft or DIY. And in reality I end up lazing about the house thinking “there’s always tomorrow” until the last few days when I start feeling the guilts and pull my finger out and do some things.
Luckily unluckily I was sick in the last week and so did not have any guilt or any motivation to do anything and spent most of my time on the lounge watching TV!
On top of that Hubby (really have to come up with a better name for him on my blog, I’d hate it if he was calling me wifey!!!) ended up with the flu, not just the man flu, but the flu flu! I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so sick :(
Now that we are all feeling better and are on the mend, I have finally got my cooking mojo back (just a little) and have been experimenting with some new recipes. This one is a winner! We are not big dessert eaters but I have to admit in the cooler months I do tend to crave things like apple pie/crumble or sticky date pudding with a little ice cream or custard. YUM! This crumble is very quick and easy (just the way I like) and if you don’t count the butter and sugar and whatever you may serve it with, it’s not too bad for the old hips ;)
Caramel Pear with Pecan Crumble (recipes magazine)
1/2 cup plain flour
1 tblsp dark brown sugar (or brown sugar)
55g unsalted butter, chilled, chopped
1/2 cup coarsley chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1kg tub pear halves, drained
1/2 cup golden syrup
Ice cream, cream or custard to serve (or all 3 if you like!)
Preheat oven to 180 or 160 fan forced.
Place flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub in butter to make crumbs. Stir in pecans. Chill until required.
Put pears into an ovenproof dish, cut side up. Drizzle with golden syrup. Sprinkle over crumble mixture and bake for 20 mins or until golden.
Serve warm with chosen accompaniment.
Do school holidays throw you out of routine too? Do you have a winter dessert recipe that you crave during these cold months?