Treacle Scones

This recipe is taken and adapted from the book, The Baker’s Tale by Catherine Brown, using the recipes of Mr Jimmy Burgess, baker at the famous One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow for many years.  I would recommend it if you are interested in traditional Scottish baking. If you are not sure what treacle scones are…

Apple and Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

These have quickly become my new favourite thing to make (and eat!), I have some in the freezer all the time and make another batch as soon as they get used up.  Not only are they very quick and easy to make, but they have the most delicious smell when they are baking, I think…

Lemon and Lime Drizzle Cake

Perhaps this isn’t the showiest of cakes but in spite, or perhaps because of this, it’s one of my favourites, and seems to be almost universally popular.  Adapted from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Lemon-Syrup Loaf Cake’ in her book ‘How to Be a Domestic Goddess’ I have made this maybe about 50 or 60 times now.  I…

Blueberry and Peach Scones

After my success with plain scones I decided to mix things up a bit (literally) and try out some different flavours.  Since there are so many nice berries in the shops at the moment, I decided to go for blueberries, with the addition of peach, which is one of my favourite flavours.  To make the…

Vegan date and chocolate crispies

  This is a recipe which was taught to me by my grandmother when I was about ten, so I have been making them regularly for a while now.  They are not only really easy and quick to make, even if you think you can’t bake, but are gluten-free, can easily be made vegan and…

Some thoughts on scones

  You know, these days it seems to be increasingly difficult to lay your hands on a good scone.  Every time I go out for a scone I seem to be presented with something which is either a bit stale or else just completely disintegrates when I put butter on it, which is just annoying….