I’m starting to feel the excesses of Christmas and all this dreary drizzle has really put me off going outside for fresh air and exercise. I’m inspired by all the raw food posts and detox meals but I still find myself drawn to baking, cups of tea and a good book by the fire.
That said, I have made one change which is to try out Lurpak Lightest Butter. I’ve never really been a fan of ‘spreads’. They are too margarine like for me but this one does surprisingly taste of butter which may be because it does have real butter in it.
I’ve also been eating a lot of ‘green’ food these last few days. The colour is energising in itself and spinach is at the top of the list because it’s rich in Vitamin C which will help keep sniffles at bay. Spinach is about the only leaf still growing in my allotment too – albeit with a few holes here and there. So when Lurpak asked me to create a recipe for their January Bake Club, which has a theme of Garden Bakes, I opted for a Spinach, Cheddar and Cumin Loaf. It’s a no rise, easy to prepare loaf which is light and crumbly like scones and was a perfect light lunch with some baby spinach tossed in lemon juice and seeds.
Have you switched from butter to other toppings for loaves and teacakes? How long do you think it will last? What’s your virtuous green of choice?
Thank you to the team at Lurpak for sending me some Lurpak Lightest to try, and inviting me to host the January Bake Club.