Cheese and Bacon Puffs

I have just made some cheese and Bacon puffs and I thought I’d share the recipe quickly with you for the weekend!

This a family favourite, something I have been doing for years and a must at Christmas. They can be frozen uncooked, just get them out when you need them and pop them straight in the oven giving them an extra 2 to 4 minutes in the oven.  They can also be frozen cooked, just defrost and eat cold or warm them for a few minutes in a hot oven.

Cheese and Bacon Puffs

Ingredients

1lb (500g) pack of puff pastry

8oz (250g) Bacon

300g strong Cheddar cheese – grated

A little milk

Method

Pre-heat oven to Gas mark 7 (200c fan, 220c conventional, 425F)

Roll out the pastry to a rectangle about 1/16th” (3mm) thick and cut in half.

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cover one half with strips of bacon and cover the bacon with just over half of the grated cheese,

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lay the other half of the pastry on top of the bacon and cheese and press down firmly with your hands or a rolling pin,

Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with the rest of the grated cheese,

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press the cheese down firmly and cutting through all layers cut into squares.

I wanted bite size this time so mine were only about 1 1/2″ (3cm) square.

Place onto a baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven for 7-10 minutes until the cheese is a deep golden colour.

Remove from the oven.  If any of them topple over just lift the top and replace it while they are still hot.

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Transfer to a baking tray to cool.

Keep in the refrigerator.

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Enjoy!!

Happy Baking!

Sharon xx

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Turbie’s, Playdough and Josh on a plate!

It’s been a strange week so far, Josh is poorly so we have been stuck indoors. At first he was completely flaked out with a high temperature so I have spent a lot of time reading to him during the day, those mystery books can get quite interesting! 🙂 The first couple of nights he was delirious quite a lot so he swapped places with Hubby so Hubby could get a good nights sleep and I could look after Josh. Thankfully he is picking up although his temperature is still up a bit.
Anyway, sorry if I am boring you but what I was really getting to is that Josh suddenly announced that he wanted to play with playdough. We haven’t had any playdough for a few years but I was able to find the recipe I was given when Abi was a baby and was pleased to find all the ingredients in the cupboard. We made different colours,

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all nice and bright and he had a happy afternoon playing with it.

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I remember that when I was unwell, I often used to play with things I had ‘grown out of’. I thought some of you might be interested in the recipe so I have included it at the bottom of this post.
Josh also got creative with a cardboard box!!

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So with all this going on how are my wips progressing? Slow but steady is probably the best description! I have got à bit further with the socks, a few more rows and I will be ready to do the toe 🙂 I have also started the next shawl. A little bit of needle felting has been happening too while I have been keeping Josh company.

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This is the very first stage of an animal!!

I also have a little ta-da for you. Last week, before Josh was ill I finished sewing the ‘turbie’ towels.  They are for some of my older nieces. The ones you buy in the shop are not long enough for really long hair as you can see. (I tried blurring out the messy background, I think I need a bit more practice!!)

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So I bought some towelling fabric and using my existing one for a pattern I lengthened it by about six inches. Just right now for long hair.

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You just twist wet hair in the towel and bring it up over your head tucking the end into the elastic loop on top.

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As you can see, to finish them off I added some fabric binding to the edges using stash fabrics.

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I machine one side of binding but I prefer to hand stitch the other. I always find a bit of hand sewing relaxing. I just need to get some more fabric now to make a couple for myself 🙂

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Before I go I just want to thank you for all your kind enquiries about my neck. It’s still rather delicate but I am able to do crochet again a few minutes at a time. I just have to resist the temptation to push through and ignore the warnings now!
I’m not sure if I shall be about next week much as it will be half-term holiday here.
I hope you’re all having a good week and happy crafting!!
Sharon xx

PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

Ingredients

This makes a fist sized lump of dough

2 egg cups Plain Flour

1 egg cup Salt

2 egg cups Water

2 teaspoons cooking oil

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Food colouring of choice.  I used pasted, if you are using liquid colours use this as part of your water.

Method

Put all ingredients in a heavy based pan and heat on medium heat, stirring all the time until the dough comes together and leaves the sides of the pan.  This only takes a couple of minutes.  Knead well and store in a freezer bag in an airtight container when not in use.  This keeps for months.

For a larger quantity use normal cup sizes for the flour, salt and water.  2 tablespoons of oil and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar.

ENJOY!!