4 February 2013

Brown Sugar Doo Dahs

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Glass of Red
Ice Cream and Pastry

I made my real man a steak and kidney pie the other day, as one does, using bought in puff pastry (because it's only worth making your own in exceptional circumstances - if at all).  I bunged the rest of the packet and the trimmings in the fridge and was not that surprised to find them in there today.

I recently bought some Cornish Gouda to try - I do like a bit of cheese, me. There were several to choose from and I selected the Semi-Mature and the Italian herb varieties.  Both delish.  In fact I played a little with the herby cheese yesterday and find it to be not only a good nibble but also toasts very well.  I had it on toast but it would make a fine Dutch Pizza.

Today I made two little Cornish Gouda and Leek Pasties, 2 styles of pinwheels with the same filling and some Brown Sugar Pastry Doo Dahs.

I then ate almost all of them!!!

I have written more about the Gouda and the pasties here ... 'Say Cheese! on Cornwall Community News.

For the pinwheels I wanted to compare the results of either slicing before cooking or cooking in the roll and then slicing.  I find I prefer the second method.

It is, however, the Brown Sugar Doo Dahs which pleased me most.  All I did was ...

~   Collect all the scraps from the above items and munged them into a lump.
~   Flattened the lump and added a demi-handful of soft dark brown sugar.
~   Re-munged everything together to distribute the sugar.
~   Rolled into a ball, elongated it a bit and sliced it.

~   I baked the result with the pasties and pinwheels.
~   Ate one for lunch pudding with a modicum of homemade Clotted Cream Ice Cream the recipe for which is a doddle but I'm not going to tell you what it is!  You know why - recipe in "100+ Luscious Ice Creams without a Machine"

In other news ...

1.   My talented brother in law, James Weaver of the Art CafĂ©, has taken to doing a daily sketch which can be seen on his blog The Artist and the Tartist.  I've always known he was good but to fit in a sketch of this calibre every day whilst running a successful business AND occasionally playing in a band - I am very impressed and hope you will be too. Here is a sample ...

... and another


2.   As you may know I went Up London last week for a publicity meeting about my forthcoming book, "The Leftovers Handbook".  Now all sorts of things are starting to happen which explains, I hope, the slight hiatus in my blogging.  Sorry about that.

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James and Maggie said...

Ahh Suzy thanks for telling your esteemed readers about my daily efforts, what use is nepotism unless you keep it in the family!

Sue said...

Glad to hear the book is moving on a pace, I'm looking forward to having a copy of my very own :-)

Your brothers pictures are absolutely lovely, although how he manages to produce a new one every day along with all the other things he's up to I have no idea.....does he actually sleep?

I have just read your Blog from start to finish and I have to say it's totally inspiring.

Sue xx

Autism United said...

Those pictures are wonderful, lovely detail. Is your brother selling?

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