Sunday, 22 August 2010

Scones for Kenwood!!

Well Celebrity Masterchef is over for another year!!!
Congratulations Lisa! Really disappointed for Christine though - had been routing for her, as you know, but realised she wouldn't do it when she messed up her final menu - although it's not supposed to be judged on that.Lisa's menu was lovely but felt Dick's was technically much harder and was also worthy of the title. Looking forward to the professionals now!!
Top tip from Konnie Huq on Friday on GMTV. An easy way for melting chocolate, especially when piping. Cut up choc really small and place in a plastic freezer bag. Dip the bag in a bowl of warm water until melted then snip off corner for piping. Brilliant !!! will try soon.
Saturday night we went to the last night of the proms at Kenwood House (luckily the rain stayed away!!).Our very good friends, Howard and Anthony, prepared a lovely picnic and I decided to do some scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
As I was busy Saturday day decided to use my mum's tip of preparing the dry mix the night before.
Put 1lb Self raising flour in the food processor with 4oz butter and whizz.
Place in large bowl and ad 4oz sugar and 4oz sultanas. Cover with cling film and go to bed.
Then in the morning put oven to 190oc and mix one egg in a measuring jug and make up to 1/2 pint with milk. Gradually add to dry mix until have dough. Cut out and brush with mix and sugar tops.
Into oven for about 15 mins.