Holidays – cooking and computers!

I don’t know why I don’t seem to get any textile stuff done in the holidays but I certainly get lots of other things done. We had about 4 pints of milk which needed to be drunk by yesterday so I did a lot of cooking this morning to use them up. One of them had definitely gone off so I put them in these scones, as sour milk helps scones rise. These are Norfolk Scones, recipe from the Milk Marketing Board Dairy Cookbook (a sure favourite for using up milk) – they are normal scones top and bottom with a filling of raisins, nutmeg and brown sugar (should have been currants but I hadn’t got any)

well risen ring scone with filling

I made egg custard and rice pudding, and also this pudding which I had been thinking looked nice from the photo in the cookbook but never got round to making it till today. It is cherry batter pudding, and it is very nice. I think it is the most successful of today’s cooking spree. The photo has gone rather strange actually – that dish is actually oval (weighs a ton, too – it’s Le Creuset! not for the weak-wristed…).

milk pudding with cherries sunk in it

The only fibre related thing I’ve done this holidays apart from a couple of odd sketches of the cat is to wind some hanks of Colinette wool. But I’ve done loads on the computer. Probably because the kids are sitting here on the computer too and they don’t reply when I speak to them, so if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! I’ve now got right through to July uploading the photos for the archives and recategorizing them, and am ready to reload August too (an easy month since I was on holiday for half of it!).

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3 Responses to Holidays – cooking and computers!

  1. Gerrie December 31, 2005 at 6:10 am #

    Yum- these look so delicious!! You are obviously a good cook!!

  2. Bobby January 1, 2006 at 8:00 pm #

    Liz the scones look delicious….have you made Irish Soda Bread? Equally yummy and another use for sour milk!!

  3. Valeri January 1, 2006 at 8:34 pm #

    Liz I can’t send any emails at the moment. Can’t remember off hand what I did to insert the buttons. Think I went into template and copied the html for the name substituting the button link instead of name and website. Sorry not to be more use but I’m on the laptop. The cherry pie looks good too.