Summer Makes & Bakes

Courgette, Carrot and Nut Loaf
Anita Dudley – Trustee (Treacle Tarts WI)

Click here for recipe – RECIPE


Easy recycle and re-use idea …
Sarah – Federation House

These little glass bottles (briefly!) contained pre-mixed cocktails from the supermarket. The labels peeled off easily in hot soapy water and now they are candle holders!!


Very Easy Flatbreads
Julia Baker – Vice Chair (Kingswood & Lapworth WI)

Makes about 6 flatbreads.
Oven 180 C for 20 mins.
Equal amounts of white flour – plain or SR and plain yoghurt. I use 300 g of each.
1 tablespoon olive or other nice oils e.g. walnut.
Pinch of salt.

The breads can be flavoured with herbs and spices of your choice if you like. Put these in with the rest of the ingredients.
Mix everything together into a soft smooth ball of dough.
Allow dough to relax for 1/2 hour covered in the fridge.
Knead a bit, you will probably need extra flour for this.
Divide and shape into six flatbreads.
Put on two silicone baking paper lined baking trays and bake for 20 mins.

Serving ideas:
With curry / With salads / Cut into strips for dips / Packed lunch / Picnic / Lovely with soup.
Use as a pizza base. If I do this I bake the breads for about 5 mins before putting the toppings on and continuing to bake them for about 15 mins.

Enjoy!

Julia Baker


Cheese & Courgette Muffin Surprise
Anne Bufton-McCoy – Chair (Newton Regis WI)

225g Self Raising Flour
100g Courgette – grated
100g Cheddar- grated
175ml Milk
One Egg
55ml Olive Oil
10 Cherry Tomatoes
Salt and black pepper to taste.

Pre- heat oven to 220c/ Gas 6
Combine flour, courgette, cheese and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
Combine oil, egg and milk in another bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Grease ten muffin moulds and half fill each with the mixture
Then prick each cherry tomato with a fork,(this stops them exploding whilst baking!) and press one into each muffin and top with another spoonful of the mixture.
Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and well risen.


Protect Your Peas!
Trish Handsley – Trustee (Newbold Pacey & Ashorne WI)

I was fed up with planting peas that didn’t sprout and basically fed the mice on our allotment so tried a tip I’d seen online…
In mid March I filled a length of guttering with compost, sowed my peas in the usual zig zags 2” apart, popped it on the wall outside my back door then watched, waited and watered.  Hey presto, every one sprouted.

I grew the little pea plants on for a couple of weeks until they were about 3” tall then (to the amusement of my neighbours) transported them in the guttering up to the allotment.
I made a shallow dip in the allotment bed and gently slid the plants down the guttering to their new home.  They are now about 9” tall and I’m just sowing a succession crop.