By Thorn Wilde
My own twist on the classic English tea time treat.
400ml whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
A handful of almonds, chopped or crushed
1. Set oven to 225*C.
2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Divide the butter into little pieces with your fingers and add to the flour mix until you have a loose mass.
3. Add the almonds and the milk, kneading with your hands until everything's mixed together, but take care that you don't make the dough too dense or smooth. It's better if it's a little bit rough.
4. Divide the dough into two flat-ish round patties that you place on a baking tray. With a knife, make a cross in each patty, without cutting all the way through, and prick them a few times with a fork.
5. Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the scones are nice and golden on top.
6. Leave them to rest in room temperature for a few minutes before quartering and serving with butter, preserves or whatever you want, and don't forget a nice pot of tea!
For plain scones, just skip the almonds. Other tasty variations on this recipe include adding other types of nuts, dried cranberries or blueberries, raisins or other dried fruits. The sky's the limit, so go wild!
By Caz Pedroso
Hi, Guys and Girls.
I am organizing my annual Macmillan Coffee morning for September, and I am looking for some different cake recipes to try out.
I do the usual ones, sponge, carrot cake, fruit cake, chocolate cake, etc.
I am looking for some more unusual ones to give my guests something different to taste. Maybe some of our non-UK members have some suggestions from their countries?
All I ask is can you keep it fairly simple as my team has to be able to follow the recipe easily and I pay for the ingredients myself or by donation.
Alright anyone who talks to me or reads my work knows I love food. I talk about it, I write about, and in at least one of my stories I included my recipes for things. So I thought I would ask the group feel like sharing a recipe or two?
I'll begin this with one my favorites
My Blueberry Buckle recipe. Basically it is blueberry cake and I've cooked it all year using frozen blueberries when fresh are no longer available.
Ingredients 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup shortening 1 egg 1/2 cup milk ½ teaspoon of vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 ½ cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup butter, softened Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan. Cream together 3/4 cup sugar, shortening, vanilla, and egg. In a separate bowl mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Stir in blueberries. Pour into greased 8x8 inch pan. To make topping: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. Sprinkle over cake batter. Bake at 375 degree F (190 degrees C) for 25-30 minutes. So there is the first one. Who wants add one of theirs?