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Simply Scones

Ingredients
1lb of Self Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
3oz Butter
2oz Sugar
2 eggs
8 fl oz Cream (6-7 of milk)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7
  2. Fire it all into food processor till it’s combined – it’ll be a wet dough.
  3. Turn onto floured surface and gently bring together, and pat down to about an inch high.
  4. Cut out using a floured cutter – don’t twist the cutter as it’ll affect the rise of the scone.
  5. Put onto floured sheet and into the oven for 14-17 minutes.

You can egg wash them before baking, you can sprinkle sugar on top for the sugar crust effect, but neither is necessary for the enjoyment :)Ax

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Neadis Gorgeous Granola

Huge fans of granola in this house, this recipe is from my friend Sinead, and is very delicious and very adaptable.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use Donegal Rapeseed Oil, and 1 tablespoon works if you want to reduce this)
125ml Maple Syrup
2 tbsp Honey (I’ve used Golden Syrup when short of Honey, it’s not as nice, but works.)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
300g Oats
250g of whatever nuts and seeds you like (I use sunflower seeds, milled flaxseed (aka linseed), walnuts, almonds and pecans – all whole nuts, but you could use chopped)
100g dried fruit (if you fancy, I don’t usually add these)
50g dessicated Coconut (I’m yet to add this, simply as I’ve none in the house, but feel free to add or omit!)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Mix everything together, except coconut and dried fruit, if using.
  3. Spread over two baking trays.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes.
  5. Add coconut and dried fruit, and roast for another 10 minutes.
  6. Cool and store in airtight container.

I have also cooked this in my Tefal Actifry for 15-20 minutes and it comes out great as well.

Enjoy 🙂