Monday, 7 May 2018

Rach Eats Lunch: Emergency Beans On Toast

Homemade soda bread and beans on toast recipe

Well... the Beast From The East didn't disappoint, did it? After wrapping up (and eating) Friday's recipe, my Mum came through the door, having been let out from work early. About ten minutes later, my brother also arrived, another let out early from work. Which made me extremely happy, because woohoo, everybody's safe and sound! It didn't matter that our supplies were just a bit limited, like bread, and milk, and whatnot. Just that everyone was home and safe - possibly more important than a loaf of bread. Although it was quite something seeing pictures of empty shop shelves on social media. I think it's going to take a good few days before everything's back to normal. I mean, the road's melted to slush and all the schools are open again, but that's it, really. Mood-wise, I still feel like crap, like someone's sitting on me and stopping me from breathing and eating. I am mostly looking forward to getting this weight off my chest, if I'm honest. Get back to some sort of normal.

Well, just because I fancy it, and there's not much in the way of ingredients in the house, I am going to make my own little loaf of easy bread and whack some beans on the top. Doing some baking with my Mum the other week taught me a few tips and tricks that I'm going to show you today. Take that, empty shelves! This recipe is adapted from this one, at BBC Food. Thanks guys - you're life savers.

print recipe

Emergency Beans On Toast
It's an emergency, honest.
  • 170g plain flour
  • 170g self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon each bicarbonate of soda and salt
  • 1/2 pint soya milk
  • 2 teaspoons brown vinegar
  • 1/2 tin baked beans
Firstly, pour out your soya milk and add the brown vinegar. Let it go all weird and wonderful, because technically I should have used buttermilk, but can we be honest? I'm dairy-free, and the shops are barren. Preheat your oven to 200℃ and lightly grease a loaf tin with a bit of olive oil.Measure out the flour, bicarb and salt into a bowl, then gently pour in the milk a bit at a time, stirring with a big spoon until it forms a dough.Gently pop the dough into the tin and place it in the oven for 30 minutes until it's risen and you can pat it on the bum, knowing it sounds hollow. Leave it to cool down.Next, cut two slices from the loaf, and place them in the toaster. At the same time, pour the beans into a microwaveable container and cook them for about two and a half minutes, while the toaster is toasting.Take the toast out, pop it on the plate, and pour the beans on top. Eat immediately.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 1

I'm completely not embarrassed to adapt recipes (with appropriate credit where it's due) but this was needed on days where I totally don't feel arsed to make what I originally planned. But never mind. It'll happen another day. In the meantime... we have emergency bread.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hey you, I'm not at home
Please leave a comment on my comment box... er, phone?