Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Classics from Clarke - parmesan shortbreads

Mine were Nigella's easy peasy parmesan shortbreads...

150g plain flour
100g unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
75 - 100g grated parmesan

Put all ingredients in a food processor, whizz until it forms a golden clump, then split in two and make two cylinders (they should be same shape as rolls of coins). Wrap in cling film and leave in fridge for an hour (keeps for a few days). Take it out the fridge, slice cylinders into thick slices so about 40 golden 'coins' are formed.
Put in the oven at 180C for about 15 mins until they are turning golden at the edges!
Variations can be with cheddar and mustard powder or paprika...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Need a chimney sweep 21st Century style?

I've just used a Chimney Sweep who did an amazing job in  no time at all and left no mess whatsoever - cost only £65!   Apparently if you use your fire it should be swept annually.  I was rather taken aback when I answered the door to him as he looked more like a personal trainer than a chimney sweep!  The company are based in Teddington but operate throughout London.  They also carry out other chimney/fire related services such as stove cleaning etc.

Monday, September 16, 2013

SG Birthdays

Lucky Singh 12th
Moira 14th
Paul Fairfax 18th
Ian 21st
Ashleigh 23rd

Kate Crumpton 1st

Alicia 13th
Sarah Windsor 15th
Mary 28th