Recipes...Yum!

Peach scones-

Posted by me on June 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Peaches are one of those fruits that epitomise summer and remind me of a lovely week in Italy, when they are juicy and ripe and the sweet, sticky nectar is running down your chin you know that summer has really arrived and these simple wedge scones are the best way of using up a glut of ripe fruit or luscious tinned peaches when fresh peaches are not at their best. Spread with some creamy butter and a spoonful of peach c...

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Scones

Posted by me on October 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

There is nothing quite so quintessentially English as a Scone cream tea with thick clotted cream and a great big massive dollop of extra fruity strawberry jam and no baking collection worth its salt(-ted caramel shortcake)should exclude this favourite old fashioned friend from its pages, never mind the fact that they originated in Scotland…yes Scotland my friends and were made with oats! See you learn something new every day&...

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Yorkshire Chubby Chaps with a tropical twist

Posted by me on September 9, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (1)

 

In the mid 19th century Yorkshire farmers would cook turf cakes on a spade over a turf fire. A cross between a traditional scone and a rock cake they would have been made with the simplest of ingredients, flour, sugar, a drop of fresh milk and an egg and if the farmer’s wife was feeling generous a handful of currants or raisins.

In 1919 a Swiss confectioner named Frederick Belmont founded the world famous...

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Singin' Hinny

Posted by me on August 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In the North east of England, particularly around Northumberland there is an afternoon griddle scone that goes by the lovely name of a Singin’ Hinny so called because whilst its cooking it ‘sings’ ( if you listen carefully it will sing knees up Mother Brown)

Served warm with lashings of creamy butter and a good dollop of homemade jam it’s an old fashioned favourite that needs to be bought back into t...

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