They’re evil bricks of tasty – Hollywood film director Duncan Jones tells of love for rowies

Duncan Jones on the set of his latest film Mute

An acclaimed Hollywood film director and the son of David Bowie has been wowing his Twitter followers by baking one of his favourite foods – rowies!

Duncan Jones – who directed Moon, Source Code, Warcraft and the new Netflix sci-fi movie Mute – described rowies (or butteries, depending where you’re from) as “evil bricks of tasty”.

The North-east delicacy first came to his attention back in the 1970s, when he stayed with the family of his Aberdeen nanny Marion Skene in a Cornhill high-rise.

In interviews he has spoken of his love for Marion – who he thought of as a second mother – as well as his happy childhood in Aberdeen.

Duncan’s rowie adventure began at his US home early today, when most of his Scots fans were sound asleep.

That wasn’t to say he didn’t run into a problem right off the bat – tablespoons or teaspoons?

And it wasn’t long before rowie novices were beginning spot the roll’s less than stellar health benefits.

As the “evil bricks of tasty” baked, Duncan could hardly contain his excitement.

That’s not to say he didn’t have some last minute worries…

It seems he nailed the butter/pastry laying thing. (That’s a technical term)

He was so delighted he forgot how to spell.

The finished product was buttery-like (on one side at least).

Duncan was a fan – although he admitted it needed more butter.

He explained to fan – puzzled by his rowie obsession – how it started off in an Aberdeen towerblock.

He also spoke of the North-east branch of sandwich chain Oliver’s – which he still maintains made some of the best sandwiches in the world.

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