Monday, June 21, 2010

British Night

It was British night for dinner tonight - here is our menu (beans on toast; I used 'Bushes Vegetarian Baked Beans' heaped over heavily buttered toast, sweet, huge strawberries / mixed vegetables with butter, and finally delicious homemade scones with strawberry jam and whip topping.
I think beans on toast is a new favorite. Here is the recipe for the scones that I used - very quick and easy.

Basic British Scones

* 1/2 stick/50g butter
* 2 cups /225g all-purpose flour
* 3 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 pint / 150 ml milk
* 1 egg beaten with a little milk

Makes 12 scones

* Heat the oven to 450F/230C/Gas 8
* Grease and flour a baking sheet.
* Place the butter, flour, baking powder and salt into a roomy baking bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
* Make a well in the center and stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
* Turn the mixture on to a floured board and knead lightly, roll out to 2/cm / 3/4 inch thick.
* Cut 12 rounds with a 5cm/2 inch cutter or cut into triangles with a sharp knife.
* Place on the baking tray and brush with the beaten egg and milk mixture. Bake near the top of the hot oven for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
* Cool on a wire rack before eating.

Serve with butter, or lashings of jam and cream.

(from about dot com)


  1. What an adorable idea! Thank you for the recipe! :)

  2. Thanks! It was a hit all around - yummy!