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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Homemade Scotch Eggs

Love the scotch egg & to have a recipe for making our own, well I think that's brilliant. I cannot take credit for this recipe its my friend Sue Edwards that has passed it on to us, thanks Sue! I for one cannot wait to make them for summer parties in the garden, I think it will be a show off factor, with full credit going to Sue as being her recipe I just hope I can make them as well as this photo! Have a go & enjoy.
 6 Hard boiled egg
600g sausage meat
1 Egg beaten
Worcester sauce
Black pepper to taste

Shell the 6 hard boiled eggs. Mix together all the sausage meat with the pepper and Worcester sauce.  Take an egg and wrap it in the sausage meat. Dip it in the beaten egg & coat it in breadcrumbs. Deep fry each egg for 5-7 mins drain on kitchen paper.

Scrummy Cheese Scones

Cheese scones have to be one of the great comfort snacks on a wintry day. I baked these when it was snowing & blowing a gale so as you looked out of the window all you could see was a blizzard & inside smelled like heaven.
Eaten warm straight from the oven spread liberally with butter & you can taste the comfort from the melty cheese.  
500ml flour
15ml baking powder
large pinch salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or dry English mustard powder.
250g strong hard cheese
15 ml sunflower oil
150 ml milk you may need to add more
1 egg
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper or mustard into a bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture. Beat egg and milk together in another bowl and add the oil. By using oil you save calories.
Pour the milk,egg & oil mix into the flour mix and using a metal fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry. This is where you may need to use a bit more milk, just add a little at a time.
Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface until it is about 5mm thick, then fold it over ontop of itself giving the scones the natural break, flatten it again, using your hand.
Cut out your scones out by using a round cutteror a glass. Place them on a baking tray & bake  at 180c (160c fan) for twenty minutes.
Serve, still warm, with butter.