Bake and make
Among many many good things that Britain brought into my life I’m gonna mention scones today. Plain ones, with raisins, cheese or cherries… but most importantly with a cup of tea – I love scones so much, that to prove my love I bake them very often. My current best version is a wholemeal ones with shopped apricots, sultanas and raisins. I get them ready for breakfast and I’m not gonna say the number – all of them are gone (somewhere) by the end of the day.
I’ve also found a great apple cake recipe
and a new Polish recipe that makes really yummy Christmas cookies
1 tbsp golden syrup or honey (I used honey)
50g light brown sugar
225g plain flour
3tsp mixed spices (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon..)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Melt the butter, syrup or honey and sugar in a pan. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
Sift the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in the melted butter mixture, milk and egg yolk. Mix to a soft dough.
Kneed until smooth, then roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Stamp out forms using cookie cutters. Place on the baking sheets. Make a hole in each if you wish to hang them up later. Bake for 10 minutes, until a slightly darker shade.
Speaking of cookies, I had to make some for my kids school’s Christmas fair. I used simple gingerbread dough and decorated it with the icing. No idea how successful they were, but it was fun making these.
Ok. Next up buckwheat pancakes
Made from wholewheat and buckwheat flour (50/50). My kids actually love them. I also substitute normal sugar for black molasses, it not only is healthier, tastes better, but also makes the pancakes look brownish, so my kiddos call our pancakes ‘the chocolate ones’
So that’s baking. Now making. Lina and her goodies. Already in my shop
I also have a bigger bear that needs to be finished… and a couple of other things… so I might do my last shop update next Tuesday night, but no promises here
That’s it. The sun outside is calling – have a great Sunday!