Monthly Archives: "October 2011"

Drop Scones

The clocks have gone back and it’s time to keep snug in front of the fire. A pot of tea and a pile of drop scones are what’s called for. Also known as scotch pancakes, and very similar to Welsh pikelets, drop scones are easy peasy to make. This recipe will make about 20. Ingredients:

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On Top of the Piano

There is no mantelpiece above the fireplace in the cottage – just a simple brick arch where only the smallest things may cling, like stranded climbers on the ledge of a cliff. Accidents are not unheard of. However, the piano stands on the opposite wall. It is tall and the wood dark and glossy. Over the last few months it has

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The Comfort of Lemon Drizzle Cake

  A cup of tea and a slice of lemon drizzle cake is about as comforting as it gets. This recipe is simple and almost foolproof: Ingredients: 6oz/175g butter or soft margarine 6oz/175g caster sugar 2 large eggs 2 lemons 6oz/175g self-raising flour 5 tablespoons milk 4 tablespoons granulated sugar Method: Beat together the caster sugar

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