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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Off work and hanging out

Dratted wrists are making ordinary tasks difficult. Mum's here, making cups of tea etc. We just had some beaut buttery warm scones with home made plum jam for a late afternoon tea. It's Alison Holst's recipe: very simple, very light, very tasty. She's NZ's cooking icon from way back...

2 cups plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
50g cold butter
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar (Mum's addition for a mild cheesy scone; double that for real cheese scones)

Rub the butter into the dry ingredients. Add cheese, mix with knife and then add milk. Mix with knife. Knead lightly 6-10 times. Makes  9. Put them close together on a tray and they'll have soft sides. 220 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Slather butter and jam. Yum.

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