Friday, 29 January 2016

Homemade Scones

Today Alessio and I decided to make scones while he was home during lunch, he likes to bake. The recipe came from the book in the photos, The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond. I really enjoyed this book, it is about Evie who inherits a beach cafe in Cornwall after her aunt died. At first she is not sure if she wants or if she is able to run a cafe, especially when her life is in Oxford.

350g self-raising flour
a quarter of salt
1 tsp baking powder
85g butter
3 tbsp caster sugar
175ml milk
1 beaten egg  (to glaze)

220 degrees for oven

Mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut the butter into cubes then rub into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and make a well into the mixture.

Warm the milk and pour it into the dry mix and stir to combine to a dough.

Knead the dough for a bit and then with a roller, roll out to about 4cm deep. The recipe says it makes 8 scones but we made more around 12.

Once you have cut out the shapes, put them onto a baking tray and brush the tops with the egg. Put into the oven for 10mins.

I had to have whipped cream with them and of course jam!

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I thought I would try a new section so with each post I will mention a few articles that I have found interesting on the web!

In other news around the world a teenage blogger claims it is cheaper to go via Berlin on a trip from Sheffield and Essex. 

A new movie coming out called Whiskey tango foxtrot looks funny, it has the great Tina Fey.

Alessio and I will be visiting Cologne in April, so here are some tips for us!

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