These scones have been pre-filled with jam,
Just so you don’t have to.
I was reading Amber’s suggestion in my comment box on posting a scone recipe to get into the English mood, for the upcoming Royal Wedding. Because, what can be more English than scones right? But my impression of scones was that they were chunks of dry, tasteless pastries.
I did however, have this recipe bookmarked for the longest time. A scone filled and baked with jam as filling. That would definitely jazz up these pastries. So what better time to make these than now right?
Besides the wonderful jam filling, these scones were also winners as it calls for pre-toasting the flour and the oats before they were sent to bake.
If you haven’t already tried it, you should really try tossing your oats in a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. The fragrance and the flavour the heat brought out from the oats was just so incredible!
I held my head over the saucepan and felt as if i just walked up to a popcorn stand in a movie theatre. I know oats and corns probably came from different plants. But the aromatic nutty smell from them was uncannily identical!
Needless to say, my scones were extra flavourful today. Of course, if you still doubting these scones to dry and flavourless, you can always pile on the whipped cream. Amber suggested using clotted cream, but i have no inkling on how to go about making them, and settled with the regular one (Sorry Amber!).
Or maybe some butter?
The possibilities are endless!
So with these scones, i wish Will and Kate a happy wedded bliss. And to Amber too, for making such a wonderful suggestion!
Recipe taken from Sugar Plum,
Click HERE for recipe.
This would be one of the times where “less is more”. A simple Vanilla cake dusted with icing sugar
Using custard powder as one of its ingredients, this cake is very deeply scented with vanilla. Of course, a heavy dose of my homemade vanilla extract doesnt hurt.
This cake turned out rich,moist, and quite chewy. It’s like a cross between a blondie and a butter cake. While i would have preferred this to be more light and fluffy, I liked the gorgeous rich yellow the colour of this cake turned out. It totally epitomizes the widely used boxed “yellow cake” mix. And making this cake is almost as easy as the mix.
But what i am loving most about this cake is still the strong vanilla flavour in this.
Quite possibly the best scent around!
I can’t be any more honored to receive the following awards from my fellow bloggers.
I cant thank
Edith from Precious moments,
Jasmine from Sweetylicious, and
Rita from rtcrita
enough for presenting me with the credits. Thank You so much guys! I am so very very flattered.
Here are the rules to abide in order to accept this award and they are:
1. Post linking back to the person that gave you the award
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered blogs
4. Drop them a note and tell them about it.
1. Although currently residing in Jakarta, Indonesia, I did most of my growing up in sunny Singapore
2. Being mostly educated in Singapore, I am supposedly proficient in both English and Chinese. While i do OK with English (sometimes fumbling with grammar), i am deficient in Chinese. I stammer, stutter and break up in cold sweat whenever the need for me to read, write or speak in the language arises.
3. I am a self/internet taught baker. I have never had professional training in my life. So, I don’t expect any fancy, sophisticated French pastries and desserts posts up in this blog, because frankly, i am clueless about them.
4. I work for a chain of restaurants. While i am sometimes involved in the very pleasant process of creating and tasting new menus, most of my days are spent facing the computer, computing mundane administration stuffs.
force upon share most of what i bake with the good people at work. That way i won’t be left unsupervised with a tray of desserts all by myself. I just dont trust myself that much.
6. I bake and photograph in the mornings, because nothing beats natural light in the A.M. And because then i can immediately pack up and bring my bakes to work. Refer to #5 :)
7. I am a Mall worshipper. You can probably catch me riding up or down the mall elevators on most days.
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