Showing posts from April, 2011


No. Please don't tell me you think of Rebecca Black's Friday when you see this.

Cos today's a special Friday. Good Friday.

A warm breakfast conveys love. These cinnamon-date scones are perfect with tea to start your day, warm your heart.

Cinnamon-date scones  Makes 8
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
60g unsalted butter
1/2 cup dried dates, finely chopped
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup + around 3 tablespoons milk, plus extra for glazing
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.

In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder together. Lightly rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the sugar and vanilla essence, then 1/4 cup of milk. Gradually add more milk to form a dough. Fold in the dates.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly (no more than 10 times), then use your palm to press the dough in…


You know 'If' by Rudyard Kipling?
Well, here are some of my 'Ifs'.

If I can eat cookie dough and baked goods everyday And not have my waistline expand in any way
If I can make all those wacky recipes of mine- In reality, not in my mind
If Chocolate Pound Cake succeeds with it being a social enterprise too With me at the counter Talking to my customers Man, that would be a good life!
What about yours?