Usually I am not interested in sweet foods. I rarely eat cake or biscuits, or have a dessert. In fact I would eschew dessert in favour of a second helping of prawns or potato any time. So it is odd that I have lately been baking such things as malt loaves and chocolate self saucing sponge puddings when I have no reason.
I would normally prepare such things only when sharing food for a morning tea or pot luck meal. Once I have made them and sampled them, I am quite happy to freeze them, or even feed them to the wildlife. I now have malt loaf and choc pudding stored away or frozen, and today it came into my head to make muesli bars. Pretty good ones too, as it turns out. I shall probably take them to work tomorrow. Too good to feed to magpies and possums.
Last night after the possum had eaten the vege scraps I left out for her, leftovers from the carrot and capsicum sambal I made yesterday, I put some of my malt loaf out. She came back to eat that. I think she likes it more than I do.
Right now I am thinking I would like something with an orange flavour. What is going on in my head? For tea tonight I shall reheat a serving of the rendang I made yesterday with the remains of the sambal. There are three more helpings of rendang in the freezer. But I am thinking about oranges…