Wednesday, 28 February 2007
225g/8oz self raising flour
40g/1.5oz butter, at room temperature
1.5 tablespoons caster sugar
a pinch of salt
150ml/5 fl oz milk
a little extra flour
Pre-heat the oven to gas 7, 425 degrees F, 220 degrees C
Grease a baking sheet.
Sift the flour into a bowl and rub the butter into it rapidly, using fingertips (washed first please DD ;-) ). Stir in the sugar and salt, then using a knife, mix in the milk little by little. Flour your hands a little and knead the mixture to a soft dough - adding a drop more milk if it feels dry.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out to a thickness of not less than 3/4 inch (2cm). Take a 1.5" or 2" pastry cutter (DD used an egg cup), and cut out as many scones as you can, knead the dough trimmings together again and repeat until you have used it all.
Place them on the baking sheet, dust each one with a little extra flour and bake near the top of the oven for 12-15 minutes. When cooked the scones will have turned a crisp golden-brown. ENJOY!!!!
Sunday, 25 February 2007
DD made some bite size scones which we'll have in a minute with some jam - I would like to say it will be homemade but it isn't. That is a New Years Resolution for this summer ;-)
Thanks to FaeryNuff for the heart lolly which she sent me as part of my fab VD package.
DH has been out and completed 100km on his bike in an organised event (he has now collapsed in the bath in agony - hee hee), which he has had on his "to do" list for 2 years!! The photo isn't of him, but that is what he has been doing...And I have booked accommodation in the Lakes for my (cough) b'day in July, which happens to coincide with the Woolfest - YAY, very excited about that......a long weekend away, with the family, a "slight" involvement of yarn and possibly get to meet some UK knittyheads....sounds perfect!
And this was the view from the house a few minutes ago...Sad news: the jaywalker pictured lovingly in a previous post had to be frogged ggrrrrrrr, I made a mistake that I couldn't have lived with. So I have started again...3rd time lucky
Thursday, 22 February 2007
And here is Olly:
Monday, 19 February 2007
Sunday, 18 February 2007
Sounds like they had a really good time - she is already talking about putting her name in the hat for next year. They are hoping to organise 2 trips next year, so hopefully she should be lucky enough to go again. We'll start saving now ;-) She bought DH some chocolate, a large packet of toblerone and some Ritter (which has all been eaten), and I got these: a cow bell, to go with the one she bought me last year, and some wooden hearts...it is good to have her home even if she is asleep.
I also have a couple of FOs to show off:
2 Scarves: One for him, one for me.
Details: MY SO CALLED SCARF from http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html with help from http://serenitygarden.blogspot.com/2006/11/my-so-called-scarfthe-instructions.html. Thank you both.
HIS: 38 stitches on 8mm needles, yarn used was Katia Mexico (50g a ball) 50% wool/50%acrylic in greys from http://www.webofwool.co.uk/ 3 balls used
MINE: 30 stitches on 15mm needles, yarn used was schoeller+stahl Big Ball (200g ball) 100% acrylic in fabulous sunset colours (didn't photograph that well) from http://www.webofwool.co.uk/ 1 ball used
Now to get back to his Jaywalkers