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Posts Tagged Scottish

Orange Marmalade Scones

Posted 23 April 2013 by
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In honour of St George’s Day, I thought I’d bake something quintessentially English — scones. Ok, ok I know… they’re Scottish really, but that’s a hell of a lot closer than Greece, which is where old (young?) George was from. Anyway. Not just any scones, but orange marmalade scones; I thought marmalade added a bit of an English Breakfast touch to the affair.

Orange Marmalade Scone

They’re kind of delicious. Not too much sugar, so they’re not overly sweet, and the marmalade adds a lovely rich orange flavour. Now, I’m not saying that Paddington Bear would forgo his marmalade sandwiches for these, but he’d definitely have one or two for afters.

orange maramalade scone

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Crunchy Shortbead

Posted 9 December 2010 by
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This was not supposed to be crunchy shortbread, just shortbread. It didn’t exactly work out as planned though and now, not only am I looking for the perfect brownie, but I am also on a quest to find the perfect shortbread. This batch actually worked ok, it tasted very nice, and if you like your shortbread crunchy and light, this recipe is great. For me though, it just didn’t have the right texture. It’s not like I didn’t do my research. I trawled the Internet and ended up at Felicity Cloake’s excellent Guardian blog (which I love; she’s always looking for the perfect way to make things!) Although I didn’t go with her final recipe, from her article I got to Sue Lawrence’s recipe for petticoat tails, which seemed to be what I was looking for. Alas, no.

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