cheese platter for b-day party!

I had 26th birthday party last thursday evening! I’ve thinking to have private quality party so decide to do cheese platter evening! I haven’t done it before but I’m cheese lover so.

First question came to me was which cheese I need to buy it? So I’ve been searching online days and days, found good advice from ‘A cup of Jo’ blog. I’m flowing her blog and she has so many things to learn from. Cheese plate guide from her.

So I decided to buy each cheese from different milk, but when I went to shop it was really hard to find each one from different milk. First I’m not fluent in Swedish and it wasn’t categorized by milk. I stood at cheese cornet at ICA MAXI(Big supermarket here in Sweden) about 20 minutes, realized I brought paper that wrote down names of cheese from Cheese plate guide.

So I bought Castello Blue Cheese (Denmark)/ Høng Camembert (France)/ Grayère Reserva (Switzerland)/ Les Petit Fiance (France.Goat cheese)/ Manchego (Spain)/ Västerbatten Ost (Sweden)/Cambozola (French/Italy)

Then prepare cheese an hour before so it would be good if its room temperature you will enjoy best flavor out of cheese. And prepared biscuits and baguette (French bread would be good) and pear, grape is best combination with cheese. Also prepare cranberry source or cranberry marmalade. And I put out some olives as well.

Then enjoy party with either Champaign or Wine, and Henry Mancini – Breakfast At Tiffany’s Original Soundtrackgreat fellowship with dear ones.


Happy Sunday!

It’s snowing sunday! Have some scones and vanilla candle reading a book. What can be better? Here comes recipe! *I added dried cranberry (photo above)

  • prep time : under 30 min
  • potion: 8 st
Ingredients
    • 4 dl flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 2ml salt
    • 50 g butter
    • 2 dl milk
    • cheese or marmalade, for serving
  1. preheat oven at 250°C.
  2. Bland flour, baking powder, any of the flavorings (see Tips below), and salt in a bowl. Grind the butter or margarine into flour mixture. Add milk and mix quickly into a sticky dough.
  3. Spoon out 2 cakes, 8 buns or a length on a baking sheet with parchment paper (for 8). Bake in middle of oven 10-12 minutes.
  4. Serve scone freshly baked with cheese or jam.

Tips

Suggested seasonings for 8 scones:
1 cup dried fruit such as apricots, figs, raisins, cranberries, blueberries and goji berries
1 cup nuts or almonds
1/2 g saffron and 1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds support and 1 tsp sugar