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 p


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?