7 Day Positivity Challenge - Day 5
Lemonade Scones Mess & Friends
I forgot to flour my hands...
We have had a few playdates of late so I thought I would give some baking a try. I was going to aim to be one of those mum's that make's everything from scratch for our son but then I realised that I had to put more sugar in and it cost more than if I was to buy the no-name plain biscuits from the shops, not to mention the time, the mess and the dishes.
That aside, I had been craving scones for weeks, since one of the playdates got moved from my house to theirs and I had planned on cooking them, so when friends said they were dropping by for a coffee, scones were in the oven after a quick stop at the shops for some Lemonade. In all honesty, I can't remember the last time I made scones, maybe back in high school but I was committed to giving them a go.
4 Simple Ingredients
- 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
- 55g (1/4 cup) Caster Sugar
- 125ml (1/2 cup) Cream
- 125ml (1/2 cup) Lemonade
And Some Other Stuff
- Round cutter of some size
- Salt added to the dry ingredients
- Milk to coat the scone before baking
- Jam & cream to top the scone
As I didn't think of recording such an iconic event me baking until halfway through this cooking adventure, you missed me measuring and mixing 1st the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients into a bowl. Do powder your hands and the tabletop with the flour before attempting to knead the scone dough as it can be quite sticky, especially when you are like me and don't particularly follow the quantities to the letter.
I mean there was like one extra teaspoon of cream, who is going to stick that back in the fridge. Come to think of it @shi-hulud probably would... He is a recipe follower.
Knead the dough until all combines and flatten out and use the cutter to cut out scones, I like mini ones so that is why I used the small cutter. As seen in the ingredients photo.
Place them on a lightly greased baking tray and brush the tops with milk. Cook in a pre-heated oven until browned and serve with your choice of toppings, my got to would be jam and cream.
All in all, not a failure however not as "great" as I had hoped either, I think I over kneaded them making them not as light and fluffy as they should be, however, Thana (our son) and the guests loved them and I ate the rest. I will try again for the next guest as...
Practice makes perfect or in this case delicious!
Two of our recent playdates, both bubs are much younger than him but they got on well as you can see by the hand holding and the pats on the back, they were so cute. The left date was with a fellow ostomate and friend, her son is six months old and so cute.
The other date was with one of my bridesmaids, she was over from Victoria to see family and this was the original date that scones were going to be whipped out at but the car fell through so I went to see them, her daughter is nine months old and the same height as Thana, they played for over an hour, the door was by far the fav place to hang out although the wine fridge lights did also get some attention.
Watching him interact with other children is a bit scary sometimes as you never know how they will act, they really are like unpredictable drunk mini adults but he was such a good little man both these dates and I look forward to catching up with them again soon. Our Victorian friends will be back in Jan 2019 so by then my scones will be perfected and ready for bulk batching.
On that note, can you freeze scones for later and if so do they taste as good defrosted?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed today's adventures. See you next time!
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