It still feels like Winter here in Melbourne – it’s currently pouring with rain and windy as I write this, so when I realised I hadn’t done a baking blog post in a while it was an easy decision to feature these scones, which I first started making a few years ago. I used to always try and do lemonade scones, but I found that no matter which recipe I tried, they never quite cooked all the way through no matter how long I left them in the oven. The centres were always slightly wet and doughy, which is not ideal in a scone. So I hunted around for another recipe and found this one on Taste. The first time I made them I was a convert. They rise beautifully, thanks to the baking powder, which you can’t taste at all – the lemonade in lemonade scones is supposed to be the raising agent, but it just wasn’t rising enough I think – and they’re light and fluffy, while only requiring minimum effort in the kitchen. A win all around!
So if you need something to make you feel cosy while you snuggle under a blanket this week and shake your fists at this lousy “Spring” weather, a batch of these will be perfect! I like to serve them with raspberry jam instead of strawberry because I love the tartness against the whipped cream, but really, any sweet jam will do.
I needed to make a little something sweet for a morning tea date this week I had and thought a slice would be the easiest thing to do, but I was bored by my usual chocolate-y slice repertoire. I did a little googling using the phrase “sweet slice” to see what would come up that… Continue reading ->
I didn’t bake much while I was pregnant last year. It’s weird, but I actually lost my baking mojo. I wanted to bake a lot, but every time I did, I messed it up. Even with simple things I’d made before. I just couldn’t get things right, so I gave up in the end. But… Continue reading ->
I don’t make cookies and cakes with nuts in them because my daughter has a nut allergy. But recently I was overtaken by the urge to make a really nice, soft peanut butter cookie. I do have a peanut cookie recipe in my favourite recipe book, but I wanted something super soft and chocolate-y, which… Continue reading ->
If you’ve ever been inside an Italian bakery, chances are you’ve seen and maybe even purchased crostoli. Well, let me introduce you to frappe, crostoli’s far, far superior sibling. Growing up with an Italian grandmother meant we were treated to all kinds of delicious savoury Italian meals – pasta and the best damn sauce I’ve… Continue reading ->
It’s no secret that I love cinnamon. Particularly cinnamon and sugar in some kind of cake or doughnut form. So recently when I saw a recipe in a baking group I’m in I had to save it and give it a try. It’s for a sort of cake, that actually has the texture of something… Continue reading ->
If there’s one thing I bake fairly consistently it’s banana cake and banana muffins. We never seem to consume the bananas I buy at the supermarket, so at least once a month I come into the kitchen in the morning and realise there are two bananas that I need to use immediately or throw them… Continue reading ->
I’ve been AWOL here lately, I know. It’s a combination of having a bunch of stuff going on in our new house, being sick all week, and just trying to do a bunch of stuff that I can blog about later (watch movies, read books, catch up on TV). And it’s also been a little… Continue reading ->
It was the RSPCA Cupcake Day on Monday this week, and everyone at my workplace really gets into it. There are always heaps of different flavours, beautiful decorations and we can buy 3 of them for seven bucks. Bargain, right? I wasn’t sure what I was going to make until about a month ago when… Continue reading ->
I’ve been buying a lot of raspberries lately. They’re not cheap, but they’re not too expensive either (compared to blueberries at the moment anyway!). I’ve also realised that for some reason I have an abundance of desiccated coconut in my pantry and that I need to use it up and/or stop buying it. Probably both…. Continue reading ->