I don’t know why, maybe it’s the cold weather, the season or something…but I have had a real need to do some baking. Can you believe that Barry and I have eaten the whole cake between ourselves?! It took us just 3 days to consume it, oh Nigella you know how to make a good cake!! I also made the lemon curd that is ooozing out from the sponge/meringue layers. This cake is one that ticks all the boxes of a great cake, definitely be making this one again!
Today I made some of Delia’s Cheese Crusted Scones as my friend Heather came to visit, I couldn’t find the recipe by googling so I am writing it down here, they are soooo delicious:
phone picture so sorry about the quality…
Switch the oven on at 200 degrees for a fan oven 220 if it’s not a fan oven
With your fingertips rub
175g SR Flour (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
mix in 75g grated mature cheddar cheese
and then beat together
1 egg with about 3 tablespoons of milk
and add not quite all of the eggy milk mixture (you need a bit to brush the top of the scones with) to the dry ingredients and mix with a round ended knife til it goes into big lumps. if it needs a bit more liquid add a drop more milk
Lightly squidge the lumps together, don’t over work scone dough or they’ll not rise!
On a floured surface, pat out the dough to about 3cms deep and cut out 6 scones using a 5cm cutter, you might need to re-pat out the dough after cutting out the first 3 or 4 scones. There is usually a little bit left from the last cutting out so roll this into a ball and flatten it a bit (cook’s perks!)
Brush the tops with the remaining eggy milk and sprinkle on a bit more grated cheese and a pinch of cayenne pepper
Bake for 15-20 mins, check them after 15 mins
Eat them warm with butter…ohhh baby, I like the cheesy crusty tops the best so I eat the bottom half first!
I have been trying out a new design for a smallish project bag..I learnt a lot whilst making this, so shortly after finishing this one I made another, not so deep, with a loop for the button and a big loop for a handle. Whilst making the second one I had another thought or two but will have to give that one a try out another day.
then I made one of these…
it’s a cover for one of these
and I love it apart from one small problem..
it is meant to stand up but
I thought I’d be clever and use some plastic mesh which I use as a base for my sewn handbags. Doh! It is too bendy, I should have used the hardboard as the girls’ suggested in the pattern. I will have another go at this once I’ve got something more substantial to support my Kindle with. I love it to bits though and am happier now that I have my precious new toy protected.
This is a design by Chica and Jo and I’ve been given permission to sell covers that I make using their pattern! I intend to add a pocket to mine so that the usb cable can be included and maybe a cloth to keep the screen clean.
I love the way the pocket for the Kindle sits proud of the cover, I learned a new skill as I made this cover and that pleases me immensely!!
back to the drawing board…what a chore!!