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Scones are one of those baked items I have not been able to master. I remember coming home from school and having fresh warm scones waiting for us that my Mum perfectly baked. Try as I might I can never seem to get them even remotely like my Mum’s scones.

I recently┬ásome scones made with lemonade. So after consulting Google I came across this recipe, EASY to make and it makes fluffy scones that actually rise and don’t resemble little rocks of flour. The kids gobbled them down and so did I!


Lemonade Scones

2 cups sifted SR flour

1/4 cup caster sugar

1/2 cup thick cream

1/2 cup lemonade

2T milk

> Preheat oven to 220 degrees and lightly grease oven tray

> Place flour, sugar and 1/2t salt into a mixing bowl. Add cream and lemonade and mix to form a soft dough. Knead lightly then press out to a thickness of 2cm. Use a 6cm cookie cutter (I used a skinny glass) to cut out 8 scones, place on a baking tray and brush with milk. Bake for 10-15mins until lightly browned. Serve with jam and cream

> I read that baking the scones close together helps them to rise as they push against each other and this seemed to work well.

Chocolate coated strawberries

The first time I made chocolate coated strawberries was about 10 years ago and they were such a hit. These are really easy to make and  really seem to impress people.

With strawberries cheap at the moment I grabbed a couple of punnets and a bag of nestle melting chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate. Easy!

My kids (who admittedly are easily impressed anyway) oooh-ed and aahh-ed and their little faces lit up when I showed them this plate and boy, did they eat their dinner quickly tonight with the lure of these for dessert:

A nod to local company Wicked Berries who made chocolate coated strawberries into an artwork. Of course they taste heaps better and look a million times better than this! If you are looking for a unique gift to send to someone then contact Rachel.

Categories : Recipes

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