I have finished all the letters in the word 'QUILT' and designed some more applique to place on either side. They are just little inch tall drawings doodled on the back of a used envelope but that's how I design most things. Whatever works!
I thought today I'd share a recipe I made this afternoon, hence the title "Tasty Tuesday". Maybe I'll make it a regular thing - we'll see!I made a recipe that takes me right back to my childhood called Cheese Rolls and it is peculiar to the city I was born in, which is Dunedin, New Zealand. Now New Zealand is not a very big country, so for a food to be known in just one city is pretty strange. I suspect they might have a Scottish influence since the city has a strong Scottish heritage. Wikipedia has a little enlightenment here, and you can read about a cheese roll competition here!
I remember my Nana would make these, and my Mum too, and my Aunty Ann made them and sold them in a bakery she worked in. There is a saying in New Zealand, which is "World Famous In New Zealand" - it's pretty funny, and so true! Nobody really knows much about my home country other than Lord of the Rings was made there. Some people even think it's part of Australia! How rude!
Anyway, back to the recipe!
In a microwave safe bowl (or pot on the stove) put the following:
1 pound grated cheese
1 grated onion
1 large can Evaporated Milk
1 packed dry onion soup mix
Heat in microwave for 3 mins, stir, and heat for another 3 mins. The cheese should all be melted.
Take 2 loaves of sandwich bread. If it's fresh, leave the crusts on. If it's a few days old (like mine was!) cut the crusts off. The bread won't fold without cracking if it's not fresh, but it's still do-able!
Spread a spoonful of the cheese mixture on the bread and roll up, or fold in half which is what I did today. My bread was just not fresh enough to roll, but the taste is still the same.
Place on trays and brush the top with some melted butter (because there aren't enough calories in it yet).
Bake in a 375F oven until golden and the bread is crisp. Something about the warm gooey cheese mixture with the crisp bread is irresistible! Even my picky 6 year old loves them.
This mix will make A LOT of rolls - at least 2 loaves of bread worth, and you can put them in a bag in the freezer and take them out and heat them up as you need them. A couple of warm cheese rolls with a bowl of hot soup on a cold day is wonderful!