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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Busy oven day

My oven has been busy busy busy today.  Firstly I made some scotch eggs from this recipe Home made scotch eggs.  

I used a pack of cumberland sausages and deconstructed them for the sausagemeat.  My top tip would be to wet your hands when flattening it out.  Oh my goodness they were SO yummy. They made Mr D's face do this:

I like scotch eggs anyway but I don't think I'll be able to eat a bought one ever again - and it's nice to know the eggs are free-range. 

Then I made some flapjack.  We had the most delicious flapjack in Pret-a-manger the other day and this is my attempt at copying that.  I used an ordinary flapjack recipe (from the Cookie and Biscuit Bible) and then added dried cherries, blueberries, apricots and cranberries, plus some pecans and pumpkin seeds.  I was pretty pleased with them until I spoke to my sister and she reminded me that I had meant to put coconut in as well.  Ggrr!
 I also did a red onion and brie tart which was really easy (particularly as I used ready-made puff pastry - oh no that makes a lie of my blog title!) and tasty.  Also it made Mr D look slightly crazed but happy so that was a good achievement.

I was looking at the Dulux website yesterday for some paint colour ideas - they have one called Baking Day which I will have to have somewhere in my house, even though it is a slightly boring shade of beige!
Right I must sign off now as I haven't knitted a stitch all day and am having withdrawal symptoms.


  1. You have been busy - it all looks delicious. I can never make flapjacks, they are either rock solid or too crumbly!
    Jo x

  2. Hi, I am now one of your multitudinous followers, I know what you mean about getting started and not having many comments etc. But at the end of the day, I just trundle along, I seem to have lots of people pop in, but not many comments. I found you via Cuckoo, I live in Australia, and so wish to come over to the UK one day and stay for months travelling around and hopefully catching up with my blog friends.
    Take Care
    x Sandi

  3. By the way what does multitudinous mean??
    x Sandi

  4. I think it means the same as numerous - however there is a distinct possibility that there is no such word and I've just invented it!

  5. I'm passing an award on to you, pop over to see what the deal is x x x

  6. Hi Helen,

    Thank your for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! You have been really busy in the kitchen. So much baking!! It does look delicious though. Wish I could come along and taste them :-)!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x