Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Cheese Rolls – A well deserved encore

Carole's Chatter:Cheese Rolls

These humble Cheese Rolls are a South Island, New Zealand classic.  I made a large batch – and only baked up a few and popped the rest into the freezer – they can be pulled out whenever you want a quick snack or lunch.

What you will need:

2 loaves of white sandwich bread – yes, it has to be thin cut white bread
1 can of reduced cream
1 packet of onion soup mix (powdered)
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 tsp mustard (I used Hot English and a bit more)
Lots of white ground pepper
300g of grated cheese (I used some pizza cheese and parmesan – but cheddar would be even better)

You just mix up the ingredients (excluding the bread)

Then you cut the crusts off your bread – there is a school of thought that says the crusts should be left on – over to you.

You butter each slice of bread well with softened butter – I do recommend butter rather than any other sort of spread – it bakes up better.

Then you spread  a dessert spoon of the mix onto the unbuttered side of each piece of bread until it covers 2/3rds of it – don't put more than this on cos it'll ooze out of the rolls when they are baked.  And don't put less because the rolls will be a bit dry and boring.

Bake in a moderate to high oven for 15 or 20 minutes, or, as they say, until golden brown.

Remember if you are freezing some for later to do it before baking!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Off to the commonplace board

Bennie & The Jets – Elton John

        She's got electric boots, a mohair suit

I remember one night very late many years ago watching a live Elton John concert in Australia on TV – re-reading that, it's a bit garbled.  To be clear I was at home, Elton was in Australia and it was late because we are 2 hours ahead of Australia.

Anyway, I saw Elton do Bennie & the Jets – and if I recall he played the piano at times upside down lying on the floor.  What a showman!  And he was wearing a wig that made him look like Mozart.

This number made it to Number 1 in the R&B charts – and I didn't even know that it was R&B.

To hear/see this again, you could hop on over to this YouTube clip.