Friday, February 27, 2009

Easy Friday night - Soup, scones + cake

Basil is home........yippee! He's been bike training in Lanzarote so to welcome him home we required a carb fest. I made some cute little cheesy soda scones, as taught to me by 'She who Must be Obeyed' (aka Darina Allen, you don't mess with Darina!) at Ballymaloe. I added some parsley to the dough for a little change.

450g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp salt
500ml milk with a dash of lemon or 500ml buttermilk
2tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 230. Sieve together the dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Add the herbs now and mix again. Make a well in the middle and pour in most of the milk. Hold your hand stiff and shaped like a claw and gently mix the ingredients together. Handle the mix as little as possible. Tip out onto a floured surface, gently pat the mixture together. Cut into little shapes, then place on a floured baking sheet. into the oven for 12-15mins, until their bottoms sound hollow when you tap them.
We had the scones with Leek and Potato Soup, with Chocolate Amaretti Cake for puds...........I know, again..........I'm addicted!