January has been full of visitors from the UK. The month has flown by and I don’t know where the time has gone. I have spent many an hour in the kitchen feeding my people and have also managed a few meals out.February will be much more normal month and life will hopefully do its normal plodding along.
I haven’t come up with any new recipes yet this year but I discovered three great new recipes.
This strangely pink dessert is very easy to make and pretty impressive. It can be made in advance, as long as you have room in your freezer to store it. Give it a go, it is a perfect summer dessert.
This was so good, so very good. I have the voice of Janice from Friends in my head saying, ‘oh my god’. I added cocoa to the pastry just to add a bit more chocolate, not really necessary.
I have been halving the recipe and making 4 decent sized scones. They are very good scones and nice and easy. I am copying the halved recipe onto here just in case it vanishes one day, that would make me very sad.
Cheese Scones- Muffinmum.com
CHEESE SCONES – halved from original.
Makes 4 large scones
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
75g melted butter
2 cups grated cheese
milk to mix (about 250ml)
grated parmesan cheese to top
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Mix the dry stuff together
Add the butter and cheese.
Fold in with a spoon.
Slowly add the milk till it all just comes together.
Turn out onto a floured bench.
Shape into a square and cut into 4.
Place close together in a greased deep baking dish, or use a Texas muffin tray (you might want to use some baking paper in case they stick).
Brush with milk and top with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 40 minutes.