Saturday, 12 February 2011

Cheese, walnut and date scones

Yummmmmmmmmmy, I made these delicious scones the other weekend and I thought I would share the recipe.
I love baking, but I have to be in the right mood. If it's too cold outside, grey or raining, the kitchen doesn't always make me feel in the right frame of mind. I can't seem to control it, like other areas of my home and life it just get too rowdy for me to handle. I am trying, I being stronger and being more productive in dealing with the rowdiness before it gets out of hand. I think scones were one of the first things I ever made. I like my mums scones but she tends to bake things crisper than I like, so I think I thought I would have a go and created some lovely cheese tartlets, they weren't very deep you see- but they were very tasty....and that's another reason why I don't make them very often, because no-one else gets a look in.....but anywhay to the recipe Batman!

Cheese,walnut and date scones
10oz Plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2oz Butter (organic of course)
2oz caster sugar
1 egg
A splash of milk, if the mixture is tooo think
A blob of english mustard
Half a teaspoon Nutmeg
As much Strong cheese as you like
A handful of dates
A few walnuts or pecans if you prefer.

Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, mustard and butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingers, until like breadcrumbs. Then add a egg, alittle milk at a time whilst working the dough. Add cheese, date, walnuts and nutmeg, work it all together until mixed throughly-neither too wet or too dry. Roll out to approx 4 cms thinkness and cut out scones with cutter of your choice. Brush with egg or milk and sprinkle more cheese and nutmeg on the top. Bake in the oven for 20mins gas mark 5, until film and golden. Then place in your gob and enjoy! Sus x

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