Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dover Docks

A recent photograph taken by my relation, Martin Whitlock


Here see Dover Docks at dawn
On a bleak and chilly day
As one of the many vessels
Sets out upon its way.
The docks, the sea, the shipping
All uniformly grey,
Brightened by a pallid sun
And its faint but valiant ray.
The wind-chill doesn't photograph,
But it takes ones breath away.
Not quite the time of year, my friends,
For a seaside holiday!


The best thing about these biscuits is that one eats them at any time,
Even while reading a book in bed, eating them's not a crime!
But they're even better with coffee, better still with a glass of wine,
And the special bite they offer is absolutely divine!
Heat your oven early; preparation time is brief,
Which, in these rushed and hustled times is a merciful relief!
Beat butter, salt, sugar till creamy; add egg and cheese and mix;
Then fold in flour and chilli. (It's very easy to fix!)
Roll the mixture into little balls and with a fork press down
Then bake at 160 till the biscuits are golden brown.
This should take about twenty minutes. Now try one! I know you'll say
'These are tremendous biscuits! I'm going to open a cafe!'

160 gm. butter 90 gm. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 egg 3 slices of Cheddar cheese cubed

200 gm. Plain flour 1 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. chilli powder


Margaret Gosden said...

A great photo and poem to go with it! Memorable crossings occur! The sky-scape alone is something else again!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, why not go out for picnicking on a grey, sullen day? It makes for great tales for the grandchildren: "I remember the day your grandfather and I..." :-)


A hunter of all kinds of water
Had neither a son nor a daughter;
But ocean and sea
Provided such glee—
He fancied adopting an otter!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Gengen said...

Nice entry. Happy WW!

Carolina Mountains said...

Nice shot. The verse is classic and the recipe yummy!