It’s properly cold now. I mean it’s only getting up to 16°C during the day. Well, OK, but it has been 1°C overnight. And the Aussies have NO IDEA about insulation, double glazing, or appropriate heating for their houses. I fear I may lose some fingers.
Now can I get some sympathy?
For me, as well as for my poor cats, the only answer is to stuff in the calories like they’re going out of fashion. It’s a dangerous game and is the reason Bertie has turned into a little dumpling in a few short weeks.
But I still need to eat, so I thought I’d roll out the fun-free cake again, this time in a different incarnation.
This time I replaced a third of the dried fruit with diced apple and sliced the remaining apple to line in the bottom of the tin, along with a little spray oil, before baking. I also added 1 tsp cinnamon. Goddamn, it was delicious!
For interest’s sake, I thought I’d do a little calorie counting. Each 70g slice (1/12th) contains:*
- 15g dried fruit, 30g fresh fruit and 20ml fruit juice
- 8g of almonds
- 3g protein
- 2g fibre
- 140 kcals (600kJ) (vs 275kcals (1170kJ) for shop-bought lemon drizzle)
But … that’s nearly half the calories.
So I had two pieces. With some Baileys ice cream.
I am my own worst enemy.
*I am not a nutritionist and all the maths is my own. You’ve been warned.