Annie's Ramblings 13th October 2023
Hi there. How time flies, and what do you know it we are at election day already! I am so looking forward to not having to endure any more party political debates and endless media anaylsis, polling updates forcasting and crystal ball gazing!
What a good thing we have plenty of sewing to distract us. Besides that I do have a stunning new quilt to show you which is hot off off the sewing machine.
This is Oakville from Australian designers Max and Louise. We have a limited number of kits available in exactly these fabrics ($379.00) and we have more patterns on the way. Check out the other Max and Louise patterns that we have in stock on the website. - https://www.anniesquilts.co.nz/cms/shop-online/manufacturer/291-max-and-louise-pattern-co.html
For the Morris fans, we also have some new charms square packs that have just arrived (bolted fabrics are still to come). These 5” squares are $31.00 for a pack of 42 – be quick as these are selling fast.
We are well stocked with lots of beautiful fabrics (from $1.00 per piece!), kits and projects large and small suitable for stitchers of all ages and abilities. Call in and see us and be inspired to be creative.
I am off to Golden Bay for Labour weekend and if you are out and about it the Tasman region why not pop in and see us at the Collingwood Hall, visit the merchants and be inspired by the work of these very talented quilters. The show runs Saturday through to Monday.
Our next Woolly Stitcher’s Day will be Saturday October 28th and if you are into working with wool fabrics and applique, or would like to be everyone is welcome. There is always plenty of help on hand as well as morning and afternoon tea. More details on the class page of our website. - https://www.anniesquilts.co.nz/cms/classes.html
Before I forget the winner of last months Annie’s $50.00 monthly draw is Anne Hooper from Ashburton.
Now..on to the recipe.
This is a really good one by Nici Wickes. Dish these up for those sports mad fans in the family who need feeding over the weekend while they watch the game, or as a barbeque side dish or buffet option.
Ham & Cheese Pull Apart Bread
Recipe by NIci Wickes for NZ Eggs
Difficulty - Easy
Servings - 12 servings
Prep time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Total time - 15 minutes
This easy recipe uses store-bought rolls to make your own cheesy pull-apart bread. Roll out a tray of these for a footy-watching crowd and you’ll be more popular than Richie scoring a try!
- 12 soft bread rolls – store-bought (I use small soft white buns or sliders from the local supermarket).
- 3/4 cup onion jam or relish
- 300 g shaved ham
- 1 cup cheese – tasty or whatever
- 3 medium Eggs
- 50 g melted butter
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dry English mustard powder
- 1 cup grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking dish that will fit the buns snugly, with baking paper.
Split each bun in half horizontally, or do this as a whole unit if they’re all stuck together.
Dollop each bottom half with onion jam then top with plenty of ham and cheese. Place the tops on and cut a cross in each top so the topping will soak in. Fit the buns into the lined dish so that they’re touching.
In a bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt and mustard and stir in the cheese. Spoon this mixture over the buns.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes until the topping is golden and bubbling.
Serve immediately, with plenty of napkins!
There are lots more delicious egg recipes on this New Zealand producer website. https://eggs.org.nz/
Best wishes and happy stitching from the team at Annie’s CQS.
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