It was a disaster
I made another one yesterday and it worked perfectly.
The only difference between these two loaves is, as far as I know, that I used cashews in the crumbly one and hazelnuts in yesterday’s version. Apart from that, I followed the recipe exactly. Or so I thought. Perhaps I missed something out or added something twice or mis-measured something? It was first thing on a Monday morning. after all.
Anyway – waste not, want not. I used the offending loaf today to make a crumble topping for a saucy chicken dish at lunchtime. It kind of worked. As Mr L said “it was nice enough but I wouldn’t ask you to make it deliberately.”