Monday, August 10, 2015

Sultana Scones

Everyone was working hard on Sunday around the house. So I decided to make some scones, everyone's favourite. I always make plain but thought I'm going to give Nan's sultana scones a try. 
They turned out just as I remembered. I promise, you start eating them and it is very hard to stop.

What you will need

Makes about 8 

2 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of butter
1/2 - 3/4 cup of sultanas
2 tbsp of caster sugar 
3/4 cup of milk 
1 egg


1. Sift flour and salt into large bowl.
2. Rub in butter quickly with finger tips.
3. Add sultanas. 
4. In a large jug add milk, egg and sugar, making sure to dissolve sugar completely. 
5. Mix into a moist dough using a knife. Sometimes you may need to add a small amount more of flour. 
6. Turn onto floured board and press out to about 1 inch thick. Mixture can be very sticky.
7. Cut into scones and place on a floured tray touching each other, so that they will help each other rise.
8. Brush with milk.
9. Bake in a hot oven for about 12 minutes .
10. Wrap in tea towel to cool. 
11. Best eaten hot with butter, Jam and cream to be really naughty. 

* don't be scared to add more flour or milk, sometimes I need to. 

I hope you enjoy. Leave me a comment to let me know if you try them.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


My kids love muffins. Here is a quick and easy muffin recipe that you can make in no time. They are great for school lunch boxes, after school snacks or great to send with hungry children for Saturday sports. This recipe is perfect for using up overripe bananas, leftover chocolate chips, berries and  zucchini, yes that's right zucchini.

I like to make a huge batch and freeze half of the cooked muffins in snap lock bags. Just remove from freezer place in lunch box and they are perfect for morning tea.

What you will need

6 cups of plain flour
3 cups of castor sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
3 tablespoons of baking powder
4 large eggs 
300g of melted butter
1 2/3 cups of milk
4 cups of berries or 4 bananas, 3 cups of choc chips (add more if you like your muffins very chocolate)


1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Prepare muffin tin, grease or line with muffin cases.
3. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
4. Melt butter and cool slightly.
5. Add eggs, melted butter and milk to dry ingredients and mix well.
6. Fold through berries or bananas or chocolate chips gently. 
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and slightly golden. 

Remember you can add anything you like to this basic muffin base. Have fun and enjoy!