Saturday, 27 September 2014

French Toast Roll Ups

Yesterday I Stumbled Upon a great breakfast treat, these French Toast Roll Ups, over at It's Peachy Keen.

She spread jam and cream cheese onto a flattened slice of bread, rolled it up, dipped it in egg and milk and then fried it in a little butter. They looked so good that I had to make some myself this morning, but with my own choice of fillings.

Instead of jam and cheese, I used chocolate and pistachio fudge sauce (the same type that  used in my Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts) and cheese and ham (technically it was cheese and wafer thin chicken, but cheese and ham sounds, and would probably taste, better).

These tasted like pancakes, particularly the cheese ones, which reminded me of the savoury pancakes they have at My Old Dutch.

They're not the most healthiest breakfast, but they are delicious, which in my books is all that matters.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ijeoma Ruana Update

I'm now onto the first front panel of the ruana. So far there haven't been any major hick ups and I'm looking forward to seeing the piece develope.

You may have noticed a plastic cord sticking out, that's the cord from the cable needle. Either one of the tripolatas or Mr. U broke it over the weekend,  I won't be able to get another one until next week. I've decided to get an interchangeable cable needle set.

In the meantime, I'm working on one of my many WIPs, I'm also planning my next projects, two crocheted garments. I'll go into more detail on those in a later post.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Cheesy Courgette Soup

Cheesy Courgette Soup by Mrs U Makes

It's autumn and although the weather is still warm I felt like making some soup to have as a tummy warmer in the evening.

This recipe was given to me by a guest minister who visited a church we were attending when the tripolatas were born. The type of cheese used may be a surprise to you as it was to me, but don't turn your nose up at it.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Chocolate Dipped Sticks

Chocolate Dipped Sticks by Mrs U Makes

A few days ago, whilst in the biscuit isle of the supermarket, I stood in front of a box of Mikado and wondered when I'd last had this tasty chocolate stick. I really love these and was seconds away from picking up a box when a little voice said "You do know that you can make these yourself" "Yes, I can make these myself", I thought, so I gathered together all the things that I would need.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Ijeoma Ruana Update: Back almost complete

I'm really proud of myself, I've almost finished the back of the ruana. It's looking great and I can't wait to start the front, which shouldn't take too long, so my aim is to get it finished or almost finished by the end of the month.

Once it's finished I'll try and get it tested through a pattern testing group on Ravelry. After the problems I had when writing up the pattern for Elise, I'm making sure that I write the pattern as I go along. Here's hoping there aren't any errors.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Pizza Wraps

Yesterday was the tripolatas' first day of school so I wanted to give them a treat for when they got home. They all love pizza but pick out most of the toppings, which they hand over to me. To get them to actually eat the whole thing I came up with these.

Pizza Wraps by Mrs U Makes

Thursday, 4 September 2014

New Look Blue Peter Brownies

Blue Peter Brownies by Mrs U Makes

As long as I can remember I've always loved baking, though I really caught the bug when I was in 6th form (sort of similar to the senior year of high school in the US). My friend and I helped our tutor make a cake for a school event,  after that we were always called upin as helpers to make treats.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Peach Frangipane Pillows

Peach Frangipane Pillows by Mrs U Makes

On Thursday I decided that I wanted to make use of the filo pastry sheets that had been sitting in my freezer since we had the tripolatas birthday picnic in Southend. I'd only ever used filo pastry to make baklava and I didn't have all the ingredients needed for that.

After mentally shifting through the various treats I'd seen on the Internet, TV, Pinterest and in recipe books, I went for an adaptation of something I'd seen on an episode of Dinner Date where the guy wrapped pieces of chocolate in filo and deep fried them.

I didn't have chocolate but I did have a couple of peaches and almonds and so this recipe was born.