Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The quest for the scone...

Playlist
Various - History of the Single 1959-2015
Yes - Fragile
Various - Albums of the Year 1970
Various - Albums of the Year 1971
Dizzy Gillespie - Afro
Japan - Tin Drum
Yes Union
John Coltrane - Africa/Brass
Ornette Coleman - Change of the Century
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

Breakfast in the dining room...


I always feel pretty good first thing and then go downhill mid-morning - weird...

This morning, recorded and uploaded the Albums of the Year podcast for 1970... 



...and that for 1971...


In the afternoon, another walk...




Chum Moira had alerted me to a short film re the simple making of scones - which seemed, well, simple...

Accordingly, the three ingredients were bought, self raising flour, cream and, erm, lemonade...

What could go wrong...


Hmm...


My "dough" was far too wet - despite what the video showed - it may have been better not to add all the lemonade to the mix...

Oh dear...




They looked more like nan breads...


A bit of a disaster but they tasted kind of ok...

On Anne's return, she advised we'd locate a better recipe and try again on Friday - she too has always wanted to be able to make scones...

In the evening, some twittering and listening while Anne Zumba'd... 

Tasty baked potatoes for tea and we enjoyed "Cuffs" and "Holby" before retiring...

A reasonable day - much pain still but that may be because I'm noticing it more as I change the medication...

Highlight of the Day : Baking, kind of...

4 comments:

moira paterson said...

Will try the scones, but add the 1/2 the lemonade first. Looked so good on the video. Try Mary Berry, but involves rubbing in butter with your fingers. Messy!

David Quartet said...

The lemonadey taste was a big off-puter for me - I am aware of the butter muck-about method and would use it - however, my enthusiasm for scones has waned...

moira paterson said...

It said you must mix it with a KNIFE? Doesn't look as if you did. Don't think I'll bother now!

David Quartet said...

I did use a knife initially (you can see it in the first of the two pictures of the bowl) but, because the mixture was so runny, eventually I capitulated and used a wooden spoon. The very thought of these scones now makes me ill!!