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Scones with Jam & Cream

I had been craving scones for quite some time and last night I had a couple of friends who visited me. I took this an opportunity to make a fresh batch of them since its so easy to make and requires very few ingredients.

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Adapted from Margaret Fulton

– Serves 4

Ingredients

• 3 cups self raising flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 60g butter
• 1 ¼ cups milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 230C or 210C fan force. Line baking tray with baking paper, greased with butter and light dusting of flour.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs
  3. Add all of the milk and mix. Pull the dough together into a rough ball. Knead the dough on a floured board by pressing down onto it with the heel of the hand at least 3-4 times.
  4. Roll out the dough roughly 2cm thick and use a floured cutter to cut out 4cm rounds. Gather scraps and repeat this process until there is no dough left.
  5. Transfer scones onto the greased baking tray, keeping each scone close together. Lightly brush the top of the scone with milk and bake for 10-15 minutes (or until the tops are golden).
  6.  Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter or whipped cream and jam

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I stored the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I was naughty and had 3 for breakfast!

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What’s in my Cup? | Chai Latte

I woke up pretty late today so I thought I’d wake myself up with a nice, spicy chai latte. If you enjoy the aroma of spices, you should definitely try this. I prefer T2 Chai tea leaves rather than any chai tea bags from the supermarket.

The T2 blend of chai is inspired by traditional masala chai from India. It contains black tea, cloves, ginger, star anise, cardamon and cinnamon. Mmm…I love the smell of it, smells so darn good!

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I usually make a Chai concentrate by adding about 7 tablespoons of the chai mix into my medium sized pot, add 500mL of boiling hot water and brew for 4-5 minutes. I then fill my mug 1/3 of chai concentrate and 2/3 warm frothed milk. I usually warm and froth my milk with my nespresso aeroccino. I like to finish it off by sprinkling a little cinnamon on the top and with a tablespoon of honey.

Note: this is a quick way to achieve a chai latte, however not the traditional method. If you’d like to try a more traditional version, watch Byron Talbott’s take on the chai latte. He also shows you how to make the rim of your mug pretty and tasty!

IMG_8488 - Version 2I’m thinking of uploading a recipe for a coconut, lychee and cucumber slush sometime soon. It’s so refreshing and all my girlfriends love it. What do you think?

Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you’ve tried this or any suggestions of drinks that you’d like to see next.