Sunday, September 10, 2006

Rain, Sunday, shopping and scones

Scones, jam & cream and some gabi fingers on the side

Apart from all the posting I have been doing today I also decided to go shopping. I went to my fav delis on Deshon Street East Brisbane, and picked up things like half a huge wedge of brie, some Italian Grana Padano, our chillie sauces which eggs for brekky are boring without, some pastizzis (pea and anchovy plus some apple ones), pappadums and parathas and because I needed some coriander for the curries tonight, I had to spend $10 to use my credit card and bought "The Grange" Boysenberry jam.

Once home, due to my searching of food blogs this morning, I couldn't quite forget Vicious Anges' use of a Bill Granger recipe for scones. Being a Bill Granger fan I would have to say his recipes are never fail I had to give them a go. Considering two other things I had made this weekend were a flop, I needed one sure fire hit. I messed up some apricot slice, I burnt every single apricot piece but not the biscuit strangely enough. And the ice-cream slice, well the slice wasn't as cold as it should have been when I sandwiched the icecream which meant I lost a lot of great icecream due to melting from the heat.

I am happy to say these scones redeemed me:

Preheat oven to 220c

11/2 cups of plain flour
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
250mls milk
30g melted butter

Makes about 8-10.

Sift the dry ingredients and add the other two slightly mix together, ditch the spoon and use your hands and bring dough together. Once together move to floured surface and knead gently. Roll out to about 3cm deep and using a 5cm round object like a glass cut out circles in the dough and move to a tray which you have either greased or being slack like me put some baking paper on.

Push the bits of dough back together roll out again and cut scones - do this again till dough is finished.

Put in the oven for about 20 mins, or 15 if your stupid oven is as hot as mine.

I served mine with lashings of whipped cream, said jam purchased above and for a touch of the traditional some fresh strawberries. Elliot couldn't wait to get his mouth on them. I made some tea with real leaves and poured tea for all of us and served it in the K&K "good room". It was sweet!


Cyd said...

Fortunately here in Montana, in the good ol' USA, the rains have finally subsided and fortunately I did nt have to do the shopping since we've got a full house and full fridge for upcoming week of guests here at the Fish Creek House B&B Always on the lookout for new recipes... I'll try your scones this week. Thanx!!

HomeMadeS said...

Peta Mathias says in her book The Cook's Tour of New Zealand about making scones: if you can make good scones, then you are real woman or man...

Lushlife said...

Thanks again Homemades, I have to say I have made scones before but none of them worked out as well as this recipe its a keeper!

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