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Saturday, 23 July 2016

School Holiday Project 33: Baking Fruit & Nut Scones

While waiting for the glue and paint to dry in the previous project, the kids asked me of we could bake something. I figured this was a fun way of passing the time and agreed that we could bake some quick and easy scones. To make things a little more interesting, I decided to add some fruit and nuts and this turned out brilliantly. The whole batch disappeared within seconds of coming from the oven and I was lucky to be able to grab one to photograph before it too disappeared. You really have to try these!


Sift togther 2 cups (500 ml) cake flour, 4 teaspoons (20 ml) baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon (2,5 ml) salt and 4 teaspoons (20 ml) sugar.


Finely chop 1/4 cup (60 ml) of raisins and add to the bowl.


Finely chop 1/4 cup (60 ml) of dates and add to the bowl.


Finely chop 1/2 cup (125 ml) of macadamia nuts and add to the bowl.


Add 1 unbeaten egg, 1 cup (250 ml) milk and 50 ml cooking oil.


Mix everything with a knife. DO NOT mix too much!


Spoon the roughly mixed ingredients into muffin pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for about 20 minutes.


Serve hot with butter. Alternatively, if you do not have a house full of hungry children, ranging from preschoolers to teenagers, allow it to cool on a wire rack and serve slightly warm with butter!


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