Yep that’s right the Cricket Season has started and the first game was a friendly against Warnham and Holmbush Park, which is the team I do the teas for. Anyway it was at home and I was asked to cater for the teas. As it was a game on home turf for both teams it game me an opportunity to test out some new recipes and bring back some old favourites too.
Now I normally start baking cake on a Thursday for the Saturday game, however I was completely dis-organised and still had not done the food shopping until after work on the Friday. So I left work on that Friday and popped to Tesco to do a Cricket Tea shop.
I had a menu planned and it consisted of Cheese and Caramelised Onion Puffs, Cheese, Ham, Egg and Chicken Sandwiches, which I always cut into finger sandwiches, Cookies (Oat and Raisin) Brownies, Salad, Eton Mess and Crisps.
LETS START WITH THE CHEESE & CARAMELISED ONION PUFFS
These are so easy, as its just puff pastry, which I bought as its a faff to make rough puff and to be honest the bought stuff is good. I cut this in to rectangles and popped a little grated cheese in the middle, then added a bit of the Caramelized Onion and again I cheated and bought it. Wrapped it up like a little parcel, egg washed it, added more grated cheese and then baked until golden in a hot oven (200’c) Easy and quick.
NOW MOVING ONTO COOKIES
This is the only thing I can thank my StepMonster for, as this is the best recipe for Cookies ever as they keep and you can freeze them too. I change the recipe a lot for these as it is very adaptable and you could use anything and I have been known too from Peanuts, to Walnuts to chopped up Mars Bars, I think you get the idea. Anyway these are easy and more recently I have been known to chuck all the ingredients into a bowl and just mix. I have written up the recipe for this and you can find it at:Cookies
Now I am not going to tell you how to make a sandwich so lets move onto Brownies and to be honest this is now the only recipe I use and again it can be adapted. I normally add any type of chopped up choc bar or raspberries or nuts. I generally have a look in my cupboard or fridge and roll with it. This time I used the last of the Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy, which I had sitting in my baking cupboard and some nice big marshmallows. Once the batter was ready to go in the oven I pushed the Marshmallows and Choccy Scoffy and popped it in the oven. As I have said this is a tried and tested recipe which I have used a number of times out of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook (1st one in their titles) I will pop the recipe on this website.
Right lastly I did an Eton Mess, I know you are thinking crazy! why! well these are really easy and went down really well too… I whipped the cream at home and also got the strawberries and meringues ready too before we left. Once I was there all I had to do was pop the mix into individual cups, add a spoon and the Mess was ready..
So there you go first Tea done and I have done another one since which I will write up soon.
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