Puff, the Magic Pastry!

Puff, the Magic Pastry!

Does anyone remember that little, imaginary dragon, who frolicked in the autumn mist, in a land called Honalee?

The song is from the 60s, based on a poem written by a 19 year old student at Cornell, about a dragon who gets forgotten about after his best friend, Jackie, grows up. 😦

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I remember the song being sung to me as a child and it’s quite likely this is where my fascination with dragons began. However, dragons have nothing to do with cooking (unless, perhaps it’s a BBQ post!) No, today’s Monday Muchies is about another kind of magical puff – the pastry variety!

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One ROLL to ROULADE them all…

One ROLL to ROULADE them all…

Hi all! It’s back to the regular schedule after a weekend of reblogs – I hope you enjoyed reading the bloggers I shared and you popped along to say hello / made new connections! It was very popular so I may make it a regular feature, watch this space…

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Now everyone knows that Hobbits love their food and this hairy-toed blogger is no exception. Yes, I have hairy toes. We all do (don’t we?) Erm…moving on…

So for this week’s Monday Munchies I’ve a little snackerel of deliciousness that any adventuring wanderer would be happy to pop in their knapsack – a good old, sausage roll. I’m not a huge fan of sausages, as I mentioned last week, but something draws me to the homely nature of pretty much anything wrapped in pastry, savoury or sweet. I’m talking abut a good quality roll mind you, not something sweaty and greasy, that flops on the plate in a disturbingly limp manner! Something much more wholesome and tasty.

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A Sticky Encounter with a Quadrilateral

A Sticky Encounter with a Quadrilateral

Happy Monday Munchies everyone – I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

It’s been a little foggy in our neck of the woods and turning typically autumnal, so for this week’s treats, I again wanted something warming, cosy and ‘homely’. The result? These delicious little squares, packed full of sticky, fibre-filled dates!

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Ok, so these aren’t squares. But rectangles are still quadrilaterals!

Although, I was slow to embrace dates as a snacking opportunity, I’ve always loved date squares (anything wrapped in pastry!) I’ve come to my senses now and always have a bag (often too close!) to hand – they’re just like giant raisins after all, right? But I wanted to try making these snacks that take me back to my childhood.

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