Saturday, December 14, 2013

Clementine Bread


One of the great bonuses of a sort of semi-retired life (at least retired from the stuff that never quite fulfilled me) is baking and cooking. There never was time for it before. I've always cooked and baked of course, but never got time to experiment, take the time to create. I dig into the memory box and mentally go back to my granny's kitchen and watch her gather her bits and pieces about and throw it all into the bastable oven and hang it over the turf fire. This is how I remembered her bastable cake/bread recipe.

I infinitely adapt it as the mood and supplies take me. Just like her. Today I had an overload of clementines. Those luscious little balls of sunshine. So I made a zest of 3 of the skins to the music of Frankie Gavin and kinda pulped their insides. Added 3 more clementines for good measure, these I sectioned and halved. For more colour I threw in cranberries. And bingo!

I bet you never saw the marriage of those two words, clementines and bread, before now did you?

And you were asking about Frankie? I just love the fresh twists he puts on Beatles, Mozart, etc. Here's a sample, try not to dance.

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21 Comments:

Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thank you :)
Bread and music
new to me
and I am going to
try them both.
Enjoy this day...
You made me smile
this early morning...

Sun Dec 15, 08:28:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

sorry about the spam...

Sun Dec 15, 08:30:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Nothing like bread and music and clementines, OWJ. We need to squeeze the last bits of music out of all of them.

Spam? what spam?

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Sun Dec 15, 10:41:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Rummuser said...

What a pity that you live so far away!

Sun Dec 15, 12:05:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Molly said...

You made my mouth water and my feet twitch! BTW I made your coconut spinach dish again last week --- so delicious....

Sun Dec 15, 12:06:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Maggie May said...

That did look delicious! Bet you enjoyed eating it.

Just looked at the picture below and see that you are well away with the snow! looks pretty but I don't like it in reality!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Sun Dec 15, 12:36:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Hattie said...

I have the urge to bake,too but don't have the instinct for it and have to follow recipes. You are lucky you can improvise.

Sun Dec 15, 01:17:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Irene said...

I have the urge to eat, not so much to bake. Can I come over and have about half of that loaf? I would like it with real creamy butter.

Sun Dec 15, 04:32:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

I have the urge to bake and that recipe reminds me of mammy's apple cake. I have all the ingredients including cranberries and clementines, so tomorrow I shall bake.

Sun Dec 15, 08:43:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

I haven't caught the baking bug yet this winter. Maybe after Christmas?

Sun Dec 15, 08:52:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Jo said...

That looks delicious! I just love that feeling of satisfaction when you start playing with a recipe and make a new one work - playing with fruit and spice combinations is a great way of seeing what flavours go together (and the joy of baking, rather than buying, is that if something goes wrong, if it flops, it can usually be salvaged into something else (flopped cakes are fantastic in trifle, for example!).

Mon Dec 16, 04:57:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Anita said...

I've never enjoyed cooking, baking, etc, but I love to eat! Your bread is delicious, I'm sure.

Maybe when my life settles down, if ever, I will discover the joy of food creation, experimenting, etc.

Pretty cool rendition of "Here Comes the Sun." :)

I enjoyed your visit to my blog. Come back when you can. :)

Mon Dec 16, 10:56:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Ramana:

I would love to be at your table too, it cuts 2 ways.

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Wed Dec 18, 08:03:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Molly:
I am so glad you enjoy this, one of my quickie favourites all the time!!

XO
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Wed Dec 18, 08:03:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Maggie:
yes, we are having a storm as I type.

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Wed Dec 18, 08:04:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Hattie:
I improvise with everything: piano, knitting, writing, workshops.
I suppose it is something innate. Or not!

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Wed Dec 18, 08:05:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Irene:

It was a meal with almond butter. Grandgirl had some today.

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Wed Dec 18, 08:05:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

GM:

I do hope you tried it:)

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Wed Dec 18, 08:06:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

SAW:
We'll give you some time there!!
XO
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Wed Dec 18, 08:06:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Jo:

Yes I love messing about with baking. I have adapted Granny's now for no fats at all, with extra applesauce and it is wonderful.

It keeps evolving.

XO
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Wed Dec 18, 08:08:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Anita:
thanks for the visit.

Yes we need time to create!

XO
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Wed Dec 18, 08:09:00 PM GMT-3:30  

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