We ate Mrs Tiggywinkles!

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!



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4 thoughts on “We ate Mrs Tiggywinkles!

  1. trkingmomoe March 7, 2014 at 10:14 Reply

    That looked like such fun. Thanks for sharing.

    • The Pie Patch March 7, 2014 at 11:36 Reply

      It’s not the most sophisticated cuisine but we had a good time making it and it tasted good! Thanks for reading :-)

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