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Monday, August 29, 2005
When i am craving for sugar i make delicious scones

From Mrs Beeton's cookery and household management (page 1176)

Recently i've been literally craving for sugar. It might be the stress of the new university year coming or it might simply be me. Anyway, just 2 hours after lunch i began to feel the hunger again. I wanted to make the cake for my D letter, but didn't have the main ingredient at home so i decided i could make the never-fail scones from Mrs Beeton's cookery and household management.
Me, taking the pictures in my boyfriend's lovely garden

Makes 7

200g flour
1/2 tsp salt
50g sugar
50g cold butter
4 tsp baking powder
125ml milk (fanny : i found it was a little too much, 100ml would have been enough)
50g dried fruits (fanny : i used half raisin, halfs golden sultanas)

Heat the oven to 220)C. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Rub in the fat. Add the milk and miw lightly to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth and add the dried fruits. Roll out on a flour surface to 1,5-2cm thickness (fanny : see the picture below) and cut into rounds, using a cookie cutter. Place on a floured baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes until well risen and golden-brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut each scones in 2 and fill with whipped creme fraiche and strawberry jam. (fanny : i like to use creme fraiche instead of double cream because i love the contrast between the intense sweetness of the jam and the great sourness of the cream; but use mascarpone if you prefer.

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Anonymous joey said something sweet:

Ooof! That is one tempting looking scone with the cream and jam oozing out...I can imagine it definitely helps with stress :-)

29 August, 2005 20:41 

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