Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More Food Yum!!!!

I have been wanting to share some of my grandmother's recipes for a while now. Soooo Seeing as it is Christmas and because I am a generous type of person I am willing to share the family jewels. and really some of the recipes that I have are little gems.. So thanks to NAN tadaaa

Lemonade Scones...

3 cups of self raising flour.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1cup of thickened cream
1cup of lemonade.

mix together into a dough. cut into rounds and bake in a hot oven for approximately 10 minutes

these scones are really light and taste absolutely divine..
the trick with scones is not to handle the dough too much.
quick hands make light scones...

Nan's Christmas Pudding (yum)

1 lb of mixed fruit
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of cold water
1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp of mixed spice
1Tbs treacle
3 eggs
1 packet of pastry mix (any brand)
1/2 cup of brandy

place fruit,sugar,spices,water bicarb and alcohol into a saucepan and boil until the fruit softens (but not for too long)
allow to cool.
Add the treacle , beaten eggs and pastry mix..
mix until smooth..

meanwhile lightly dampen the pudding cloth (calico or muslin will do) and sprinkle the cloth with flour.

Put the pudding mix into the pudding cloth and tie it up.. but not too tightly because the xmas pudding will expand.. then steam for 2 hours or until cooked...

I put a couple of inches of water into a large pot, then put a colander on top of an upside-down soup bowl in the pot.. then put the pudding into the colander..this way the pudding steams away merrily and doesn't go all soggy...

These puddings will keep for months. If you are sneaky enough to hide them really well that is...
I hang the puddings up in the kitchen and then spray them with brandy or rum every so often.
But..I haven't made them for a couple of years now.. Or at least made ones that have lasted till christmas..

cheers Kim

I'm off to watch the cricket now xxx


CelloBella said...

I can vouch for the scone recipe - it's a good 'un!

Veronica said...

Your sharing the recipes? *gasp*

*waits for the world to collapse*

Those scones are delicious. Why don't you make some for Xmas?

frog ponds rock... said...

I am sharing SOME of the recipes Veronica hehehehehe not All lol...

Cellobella: hi!! Yes it's great isn't it.. thanks for coming over and having a hello :)

Taz said...

they sound yummo..

now i have to find time to bake em.. :)

witchypoo said...

OOOOOO Christmas pudding! It's been years since I have had real Christmas pudding.
Checks notebook *scribble, scribble*

Maddy said...

What a good sharer you are! The scones [one of my favourites] sound great.
Best wishes

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I MUST not make a joke about my family jewels....

I've nicked the lemonade scones one and am slipping copies of it under ETs pillow, in her purse, on the mirror etc....

one can but try

frog ponds rock... said...

Taz: I went over and looked at the photos of Maddison.. *sigh* she is sooo Gorgeous..

Witchypoo..It is a good recipe too, nice and simple and YUMMY!!!!

Maddy: they are that light, they almost melt in your mouth..

Xbox4: Hehehe; No don't mention the Jewels shhh...

cheers Kim..I am feeling all Festive xoxox

Tex's Missus said...

Hi Kim
Your scones sound delicious ! I loathe cooking myself, but I certainly enjoy eating other peoples efforts. Sadly, I'm currently on a no-sugar, no-wheat, no-flour, no-alcohol (read=no-life) eating program in an effort to get rid of bloody headaches that have persisted despite other approaches. So far it seems to be working, but Christmas is a sad time to be off all those things. Perhaps just one lemonade scone wouldn't hurt.......

frog ponds rock... said...

Tex's missus: Oh no that is not good.. no bloody good at all.. My daughter has had a headache for over 5 years now..but that is another story *sigh*

cheers kim..xxx

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

I'll have to come back to this when I'm not trying to lose weight. ;-) PMS'ing too! *runs away*