Monday, 5 July 2010

Afternoon Tea

Today I went strawberry picking...

they tasted sooooo good, so i turned them into jam!

Strawberry Jam
800g strawberries
1kg jam sugar
Knob of butter

Mash the strawberries in a saucepan using a potato masher.
Mix in the sugar.
Heat on the hob, but DO NOT boil. Add the knob of butter when the strawberries get warm.

Now you can let it boil...but when it does, only boil for 4 minutes.
Quickly remove the pan from the hob and pour the mix into jam jars, and add a pretty gingham lid, and a mental label designed by your boyfriend....

Cherry and Plain Scones
450g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
55g butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
250 ml milk
3 tbsp milk for glazing
a handful of cherries

After mixing all of the ingredients together, i rolled it out to 1cm thickness.

...then i chopped out circles.

Cherry scones, brushed lightly with milk to give a golden tan.

Plain scones, also brushed with milk.

After a brief twenty minutes in the oven, at gas mark 7, these little joys emerged...

nom nom nom

delicious served with my strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a hot cup of tea to wash it down.