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
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
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..
I'm off to watch the cricket now xxx