So tonight we have a Grandad Gray guest post…………
Sometimes on a Thursday evening Granny and Grandad Gray visit the house of some friends in the village, Rosie and Anthony. They hold a bible study evening and one of the main attractions are the fantastic little treats that Rosie always produces for the group. One of our favourites are Rosie’s Cheesy Things. They are absolutely scrumptious and according to Rosie really simple to make.
So last night I got Rosie to write down the recipe so that I could have a go at making them for the Pugh’s as they were visiting for dinner/tea. I put this distinction as there is some division in our family between the Southerner’s who eat breakfast, lunch and dinner (and supper) and the Northerner’s who eat breakfast, dinner and tea.
I even upset my friend Trevor, who was over from Lincolnshire by offering him ‘Brunch’. This was only because we had a late breakfast and it was a full English but he could only accept it as breakfast. In that way he wouldn’t miss out on his dinner. As a Southerner I said that his Brunch would keep him full until evening and that he wouldn’t miss his dinner. He assured me that he wouldn’t miss dinner but he still needed it to sustain him until his tea! I think that it proves that Trevor has a very good country appetite.
It would be interesting to take a straw poll of the followers of this blog to see which terminology for their daily food they prefer.
Back to Rosie’s Cheesy Things. It is rather sad that they don’t have a more salubrious name but we all just congratulate her on her ‘cheesy things’ and the name has stuck. So below is the recipe as written out for me.
As often happens I didn’t have all of the ingredients so I had to substitute honey nut cornflakes for rice crispies.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, I added a tiny splosh of milk to help bind it together.
Make it into golf ball sized balls and spread out on a baking tray.
Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees, remove and leave to cool.
On taste test I think that mine were only 80% as good as Rosie’s, hopefully this was because of the lack of rice crispies. The next batch will be made with the real thing.
The youngest member of the family certainly approved.
The ideal food to have after dinner!