April 27, 2011

Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk scones to make your afternoon or morning tea brighter :)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Extra buttermilk, for brushing
  • jam and whipped cream, to serve (I like blueberry, but use whatever you like)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. 
  3. Add butter and use fingertips to rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a well in centre of mixture and add buttermilk. 
  5. Stir until a sticky dough forms, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. 
  6. Knead gently until just smooth.
  7. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out until 2cm thick. Using a round cutter (I used a small cutter so I would have more scones), cut out scones. 
  8. Press leftover dough together and cut out more scones.  Repeat until there is no dough left.
  9. Place scones, just touching, on the baking tray. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top. Serve with jam and cream.

April 8, 2011

Oreo and Rice Bubbles slice

Oreos and chocolate; a great combination.  This is an easy no-bake slice that pleases my family when I make it. 
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Oreo and Rice Bubbles slice
3 Tbs butter
All the white marshmallows from two x 200g packs of marshmallows (use the pink ones in something else, like rocky road)
100g milk chocolate, chopped
2 Cups Rice Bubbles
150g roughly crushed Oreo cookies
Method
  1. Grease and line a slice time with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  3. Once butter has melted, add marshmallows and chocolate. Stir over low heat until everything is mostly melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rice bubbles and oreos and stir until evenly combined.
  5. Pour into prepared slice tin and flatten with a spatula (or your fingers, that works too, but you will get sticky).
  6. Set in the fridge.
  7. Lift out the slice onto a cutting board and cut into squares once set.