The thing about pancakes…

Scottish Pancakes

Until quite recently I was useless at making pancakes. Admittedly, I obstinately refused to follow a recipe. Surely I could knock-out a simple griddle cake without the need for instructions? How hard could it be? Apparently you can't just whisk-up eggs, flour and milk and pour the resulting batter … [Read more...]

A ‘proper’ cup of tea

Tea cup

The hustle and bustle of modern living, has taken its toll on the niceties of daily life. Such as making a proper cup of tea, brewed in a teapot. Instead of tossing a tea bag into a mug of hot water, and giving it a stir. A good cup of tea is neither difficult nor time consuming to make. However, … [Read more...]

Recipe for Fruit Scones

Baking scones has become as much of a habit for me as drinking tea, and when you consider my English background you'll understand the significance of that statement. Hardly a weekend goes by without me turning out a batch. Eat warm from the oven, spread thickly with salted butter and wash down with … [Read more...]

The Perfect Scone

The scone is probably one of the simplest cakes you can bake and yet there seems to be no end of variation in the recipes and techniques for making them. From overly fancy to the just plain strange - who would of thought of using fizzy lemonade? When all is said and done a scone stands or falls … [Read more...]