Sour cream scones

How often do you find a carton of sour cream or buttermilk in the fridge which has to be used and you need a quick simple recipe to avoid throwing it away. I love sour cream and chocolate and have featured some pretty good cakes using this combination here. If you want 'quick' though, it's…

Orange almond scones

  It's a pretty miserable bank holiday Monday- nothing too surprising in that- so a good excuse to develop some fail safe flavours and incorporate in a scone. I used my new Lakeland silicone bakeware – it is sold at as a cake pan but works well if you want lovely triangular scones.   This…

Chocolate and pear scones

  Admit it, I had your attention at 'chocolate' and you also know what a match pear is with chocolate (think no further than pears belle Helene) so this is one combination to add to your scone portfolio. Joy the baker includes a version with chopped candied ginger and if you like ginger as much…

Orange cranberry scones

Perfect for the holiday season- cranberries and orange, a perfect match. I mixed my ingredients in a Thermomix on turbo pulse, but you can make these as you normally make scones, by hand, or in a stand mixer. You'll need 400g self raising flour 15g baking powder 150g butter 80g golden caster sugar 150g buttermilk…

You can never have too many cake pans..

Hold that thought! Many of us will have had the shameful count of the number of pairs of black shoes, jeans, 'essential' tops in our closet, but my shameful excess (well the only one I am divulging here) relates to having two houses and therefore two kitchens. I have every size, shape and type of…

Chocolate fruit scones

The obsession to test more of the recipes in the Thermomix book I love chocolate continues. A word of warning though- buy the book, work your way through the book, have lots of friend, family, kids round to eat it! Scones are always a super quick, easy offering when unexpected people arrive. They also freeze…

Lemon almond scones

These are seriously yummy sweet scones- you can spread with lemon curd, clotted cream, butter, but it really isn't necessary