"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Monday, 20 December 2010

MKid solar biscuits

Earlier this month I baked a couple of batches of biscuits for everyone for Christmas (using this recipe :
http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2010/11/solar-baking-biscuits.html) and I put a lump of the biscuit dough in my freezer, so that when MKid was here I could show him how the sun can even cook his favourite biscuits.

So last night I took the dough out of the freezer and place it in the fridge to defrost overnight.  This morning MKid and I got stuck into baking some solar biscuits.

This is what he produced...

Actually - this is about half of what he produced - the rest is already in his tummy :)  Seems he's just like his grandad when it comes to solar baked biscuits!

He is amazed that the sun can do even this, and now understands even more why it is so important that he wears sun lotion.

So, two important lessons were learnt today - one the sun is powerful enough to cook almost anything he would like to eat, and two, what it can do to food, it can do to his skin too.

I somehow don't think he is going to forget either lesson in a hurry.


ezrablu said...

They look delicious! I especially LOVE the little people on the lower left :o))) You're a wonderful teacher and Grandma...these are memories he will be telling his children one day. He's very lucky to have you, Dani.

Mr. H. said...

I'm pretty amazed that the sun can do that too...incredible. It really makes on realize that the answer to all of the worlds energy needs is right there shining above us.

Dani said...

Ezra - t'is I who is lucky - to have such a spark in my life - priceless :-)

Mr H - exactly - and that is one of the things I am trying to share with anyone who cares to listen / read my blog - there is a more gentle way to walk upon this planet. And it won't harm anyone :-)

Leigh said...

Those look so good! Congrats to MKid, and you for showing him the how to. I really need to explore solar baking. Your posts on it are very inspiring to me for that reason.