Wednesday, 1 July 2015

In The Kitchen




There's been a bit of baking lately.  I made breadsticks ~ two varieties ~ one black pepper and the other sea salt, both of which disappeared very quickly!



Honey and Oatmeal biscuits are also popular, especially when made with delicious clover honey (my favourite).  A visitor stopped by and almost demolished a plate full!

 
I was given a lot of rhubarb and decided to make Rhubarb and Strawberry jam, as local strawberries have just appeared in the shops.  I made this last year and it was delicious.


I tried baking raspberry scones once before and they were not successful.  I decided to have another attempt and baked these yesterday and they turned out great.  They were best eaten warm straight out of the oven with a little butter and a cup of tea ~ perfection!


I found a recipe which I adapted by adding an egg (I like a richer scone) and mixed the raspberries into the dough mixture before I added the liquid.  The first recipe that I tried had the raspberries added afterwards in a layer, but I prefer my method.  It is a pity that I've finished the raspberries, as I'd like to bake another batch of these ~ maybe tomorrow.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Hi, Marie! Bread and jam... perfect combo! Funny enough I've been wanting to make some herby breadsticks too. We're heavy with raspberries just now in the garden, so I'm thinking of some freezer jam. Hope you're enjoying summer at your new home! Well now, you'll never guess--I started a photo blog. Yup, blogging again... LOL! this officially makes me crazy... but we all knew that already, right?! ;o) Kind friends asked me to come back, so here I am: http://simplegiftspictured.blogspot.com Wishing you all a lovely weekend there! ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))