What I've been up to on Thursdays
For the ones who don’t know, I now work from a studio that I share with an amazing Interior Designer, but I still try to spend one day at home (Thursday usually), one because I like it, two because I can’t really do food photography at the studio as there’s no kitchen, it’s not very practical. So with a view to doing this regularly, I will share a “What I’ve been up to on Thursdays” every two weeks or once a month to share what food I’ve been making/shooting!
This past week I’ve been at the Newcastle Start-up Week so I didn’t really have time for food photography, but luckily I had some photos spared from previous occasion!
So this picture up there is my granola that I try to make once or twice a month because it’s a good breakfast/snack, not the healthiest I agree but at least I know what is in it (a.k.a. no nasty anything)
I make mine with the FreeFrom Oat from Sainsbury’s, a bunch of different nuts and seeds (hazelnut, almonds, pecan nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds) but you can put whatever you want in it!
- 160g of gluten-free oats
- 90g of barley (or oatmeal)
- 110g of various nuts and seeds (hazelnut, almonds, pecan nuts...)
- 15g of coconut flakes or almond powder
- 80g of rapeseed oil (or any other oil, I sometimes use a mix of coconut oil and cocoa butter)
- 60g of brown sugar (or 45g sugar and 15g maple syrup)
- 2 teaspoon of honey
- 2 teaspoon of water
Additional: some dark/milk chocolate to melt and put on the top at the end. I usually use like 50g of chocolate, dark or milk or a mix of both, and a teaspoon of coconut oil
- Preheat the oven on 180°. Mix the cereals and nuts in a bowl. In a saucepan put the oil, the sugar, the honey and water on low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Put everything in the bowl and stir together. In a baking tray put some baking paper, spread your granola and press it with a wooden spoon so it's well flatten and compact.
- Put in the oven for 15 min, then take out the tray, stir the granola, then flat everything together again, and put in the oven back for 5/10min (check it regularly so it doesn't burn)
- Take the tray out (this is when you can spread the chocolate with a spoon if you want to add chocolate) and let it cool for an hour at least.
When it's perfectly cold, break the granola in pieces, and that's it! Put it in a jar for better conservation and enjoy, with milk, yoghurt or on its own, for breakfast, snack or dessert.
This is it for this one, I have some pictures to edit for the next one, and some already done, so here’s a sneak peek from the next set I’ll share!