Archive for 21/04/2011

A meal in itself

Cheese and Oat Loaf

¾ tsp fast action dried yeast

400g / 14oz strong white flour

15g / ½ oz butter

1 tsp sugar

1 x Willie’s white egg

100g / 4oz porridge oats

100g / 4oz mature Cheddar cheese, grated

40g / 1½ oz Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1tsp mustard powder

330ml water

Put all the ingredients in the bread pan in the order specified by your bread machine.

Bake on wholewheat setting, medium crust.

The wholewheat setting takes a long time, but allows the bread to rise so that it’s beautifully light. The smell of the baking loaf will make your stomach growl, but try to stop yourself cutting it the minute it’s done, because it won’t slice properly and will end up soggy.

Toasted and spread with butter and Marmite, a slice of this loaf is a meal in itself.

Decisions, decisions

At its meeting yesterday (20th April) the Planning, Protective Services & Licensing Committee confirmed the planners’ recommendations as follows:

Application no. 10/01729/PP : Installation of air source heat pump and 14 solar pv panels, Easdale Island Hall – APPROVED subject to conditions.

Application no. 10/02000/PP : Erection of 6 kw wind turbine, Easdale Island – REFUSED.