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Sunday, May 22, 2011

baking and then some......

Only a quick post tonight as it is late and I am bushed! More baking this morning.  First, an old favourite - cheese puffs.  My Mum used to make these and I forgot about them for quite a while but they are always popular when I make them these days.  You need a really strong cheese for them though.


1 ¼ cups SR flour
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup milk

Mix together all ingredients and put tabsp in each patty pan.  Bake in a fairly hot oven 10 minutes.  When cold, slice and fill with cheese.  Reheat in a moderate oven till cheese melts.

Next Bacon and Egg Pie.  I haven't copied out the recipe for this yet so I can't post it.  This was an experiment to see if my kids would like it - 50% success at least. 

 Next Sausage Rolls.  I really made these for my quilt group to eat for lunch on Wednesday at our next meeting.  I keep these in the freezer and feed these to Fly Boy when he is coming home after Cadets or Youth Group or as a quick dinner.  Guitar Hero has always told me that he hates sausage rolls as he doesn't like the ones in the shops but today I convinced him to try mine and he actually liked them!  Amazing.  Hopefully, he will like them the next time too.  That is not guaranteed!


4 sheets ready rolled frozen puff pastry, thawed
600g beef mince
1 zucchini grated
2 carrots, grated
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ teasp dried rosemary
2 eggs
1 tabsp sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 220°C.  cut each pastry sheet in half.  Combine mince, carrot, zucchini, parsley and rosemary in bow with one egg.  Mix well.  Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon ½ cup mixture on each half sheet of pastry. Brush edges with water and roll into a log.  Place on papered tray.  Using serrated edge knife cut each log into 3 pieces.  Repeat with remaining mince and pastry.  Beat remaining egg and brush rolls then sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden.  Serve warm with tomato sauce.

It has been a long day, but I did sort of manage to progress a little bit on my sewing!  I managed to half make the letters for the pink quilts!  I am determined to get them completed and ironed onto the quilts tomorrow.  I was too tired tonight but tomorrow is another day.....

Happy stitching everyone!


  1. oh, yummy! I might have to try those cheese puffs, they look easy! Would a patty pan be what we call muffin tins??

  2. These all sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing them! Love the polka dot for the letters!


  3. You are such a great cook and a wonderful Mum... and thanks for sharing your recipes once again xxx

  4. All the recipes look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Bacon and egg pie sounds so good. Your family is so lucky to have a cook like you. Tell the boys I said that!

  6. Thanks for sharing your recipes! I might have to try those cheese puffs.


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