Everyone I know has a secret talent; something they're insanely good at that isn't instantly evident.
My friend Dean is an expert boat driver. Watching him handle a tinny is a joy. It's like the boat is a 12" aluminium extension of himself.
Bearhands' mental maths is killer. He calculates things in his melon that I wouldn't even think about thinking about.
My best mate is a reptile guru. She was the first person in the world to breed Canopy Goannas.
The blokes who've come to work with us on the farm each have their own special talents. We're lucky to have found fellows who know their grease nipples from their PTOs. It pays to keep talented blokes happy, so this week I whipped up some cheese biscuits for post-work snack. They're ridonkulously easy.
125 g plain flour
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp dry mustard
squeeze lemon juice
60g butter, cubed
60g grated cheese, tasty or cheddar
1 egg yolk
½ tsp water
⅓ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Combine flour, baking powered, salt, cayenne pepper and mustard in a food processor. Add the butter and process until the mix forms a breadcrumb-like consistency.
Add the cheese and process to combine. Beat the egg yolk, lemon juice, and water and add to the processor bowl. Process until the mix is a stiff dough.
Roll out thinly. Cut into small rounds. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve to blokes with beer.
Last year I asked my lovely readers to help me by answering ten questions. In reward, I said I would choose a survey participant at random to win a personally designed biscuit recipe.
Congratulations RJR. You're the winner!
But we're not over yet. To help me choose the perfect biscuit for you, I have ten more questions:
tea or coffee?
sunrise or sunset?
country or city?
chocolate or strawberry?
winter or summer?
finding memo or shrek?
labels or no frills?
bath or shower?
apples or oranges?
do you have a hidden talent?
I can hear an irrigation pump shift tone in the middle of the night.
full house or family matters?