Today my eldest daughter’s school celebrated World Book Day. They all paid a quid, which will be donated to Shelter, so they could dress up as a favourite book character. Lily was a Gruffalo!
A week ago my Grandma (who is 84 and still makes her own sloe gin and is generally awesome) sent this newspaper clipping to Lily in the post:
I don’t know which paper it’s from but the recipe is by Jess Monck. My Grandma is a massive hedgehog fan. She has a huge collection of them – soft toys, ornaments, jumpers, tea towels and all sorts! She’s been a member of the Hedgehog Protection Society for as long as I can remember. Anyway, she saw this and thought Lily might like to make it and I thought it would make a perfect Mrs Tiggywinkles for World Book Day.
We peeled three hard boiled eggs:
And Lily lined them up in a baking dish:
I covered them in sausagemeat, a bit like when you make scotch eggs.
Then she mashed potatoes…
… and used it to cover the sausagemeat. Then we whittled it into a superb hedgehog shape.
Finally we added raisins for the eyes and nose!
Forty minutes at 180 degrees and Mrs Tiggywinkles was done!
Perfect kids’ food!