I'm liking up with Mum with her Virtual Spring Fair. Thanks for organising it again this year.
Welcome and come on in. We are inside today as the sun is not shining and the breeze is bitter cold.
Would you like a cup if tea?
or some non alcoholic sparkling wine?
We have some little orange flavoured cakes. Don't worry there are plenty, I've been baking all morning. (Note to self - must borrow my mum's cake stand next time)
Or how about some chocolate scones. Plenty of these too but they are going fast so might have to whip up some more. Recipe at the end of the blog if you like them.
The little bunch of flowers you can see are wild garlic and bluebells, both from our garden.
We have a few visitors in the garden today. Some are a little shy and some are on guard.
I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and please visit the other stall holders and don't forget your recipe on your way out.
Chocolate Scones - makes 4 large or 6 small
8 oz (225g) Self Raising Flour
pinch of salt
2 oz (50g) Butter or Margarine
2 oz (50g) Caster Sugar
1 Medium Egg with milk to make 1/4 (150ml) of Liquid
instead of using milk you can use chocolate custard, chocolate milk, drinking chocolate (and use less sugar)
Heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and grease a baking tray.
Mix the flour and salt and rub in the fat.
Stir in the sugar and mix to a soft dough with the egg and milk mix. Reserving a little milk mix to brush the tops.
Press lightly on a floured board and either divide or use a cutter to make 4 or 6 scones.
Place on a baking tray and brush with the egg milk mixture and bake for about 10-15 minutes.
To decorate I split the scones and spread with chocolate spread and topped with whipped cream and then added a chocolate button. If you have any fruit that would be nice too.