Thanks Patsy for this lovely award. It looked so tasty that I went and made cheese scones immediately. My meringues tend to be a bit gooey, and didn’t have strawberries and cream in the cupboard. Here’s the cheese scone recipe:-
6oz self-raising flour.
2oz marge (stork)
pinch of salt, pepper, half teaspoon of mustard powder, herbs of your choice. (I used pinch of sage, parsley and celery seeds)
Large spoon of finely chopped onion.
Bowl of roughly grated cheese./ 1 egg beaten in a bowl. splash of milk.
Sieve the flour, add salt and herbs, mix in cheese. Make a well in the centre, then stir in egg and milk. Mix with a fork, then use your hands until it resembles pastry mix. If it’s too dry, add a spot more milk. Flour the surface, roll into a round, like the strawberry picture above. Mark into six wedges with a sharp knife, then brush with left over milk. Sprinkle with more cheese, then bake in a hot oven. 200C and bake for 10 – 15 minutes. These are best eaten hot, with soup or good with salad…….. See what you made me do Patsy? I’ve now got irresistible savouries in the kitchen. Half of it left anyway….
Now, Seven things about me you might not know.
1. My favourite colour is green – all shades.
2. I love to cook, though I failed my cookery exam at school. They wanted a more fancy apple pie. I prefer a tasty one to a ponsy fancy one.
3. When I decide on a character’s name in a fiction story, I always have a feeling I know that person, and they exist somewhere in the real world.
4. I read the tarot cards, my favourite set are the Romany ones, though I’ve got lots of packs.
5. One of my favourite savoury foods is cheese scones, I’m working hard not to eat the rest of them.
6. My other savoury favourites are sausage rolls, and corned beef pie.
7. When Alan and me, or should it be I? Thing is I don’t talk like that, and they say, (whoever they are) that when you’re writing you have to find your voice, well, I do think I’ve found my voice, which err’s on the aga saga side rather than Joanna Trollope, though I like her writing. So, as I was saying, when Alan and me got married for the second time, it was in a windmill.
Now to pass this lovely little cookie on to seven sweet bloggers. Here they are:-
Gail Crane www.writing-bug.blogspot.com
Lynne Hackles. www.lynnehackles.blogspot.com
Hilary Melton Butcher. www.positiveletters.blogspot.com
Sally Jenkins. www.sallyjenkins.wordpress.com
Nicola Davies. www.healthpsychologyconsultancy.wordpress.com
Bob Scotney. www.bobscotney.blogspot.com
Victoria Lamb. www.victorialambbooks.blogspot.com
I didn’t realise Meg Hutchinson had passed away. I’m glad to have discovered her books, and they’re all the more precious now.