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By Steve Maskery
#1336002
The secret I have always found is to sift the flour well. Air, that is the magic ingredient. It is difficult with SR flour, as it goes everywhere. Do it outside if the weather is nice.
Not done any for ages, must remedy that.
By sunnybob
#1336015
Being as we both love baked products so much, we dont actually home bake much nowadays (the belt has no more holes in it).
But 'er indoors came home with 4 shop bought scones (thats cones, with an S at the front). I thought I'd be nice and cut them and serve them. I go to the fridge for the butter (cream also makes belts shrink). then the magic words, "wheres the jam".
you know what that woman replied?
"Oh, I didnt buy any".
The divorce application is in the post.
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By MikeG.
#1336024
sunnybob wrote:.......scones (thats cones, with an S at the front)


We've already agreed that you're wrong about this.

"wheres the jam".
you know what that woman replied?
"Oh, I didnt buy any"......


Marmalade it is then.
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By Pete Maddex
#1336036
The wife makes a good cheese scone with chilli powder for a bit of a kick.

Pete
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By transatlantic
#1336049
Top tip. Microwave them for about 15 seconds.

SOOOOOO much better.

The thought of having cheese with scones makes me physically sick.
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By Steve Maskery
#1336053
Doug B wrote:
Steve Maskery wrote:Air, that is the magic ingredient.


Indeed, I always use the rubbing method to incorporate air like sharpening a chisel :shock:


When I make pastry, or anything of that ilk (including scones), I think of all the lovely ladies I have ever known. Beautiful Belinda, Lovely Linda, Sexy Sue and Voluptuous Vera. Light, delicate handling. Aaahhhh.

But when I make bread, and to me help beat the living daylights out of it, I think of all the women who have made my life a misery. Deceitful Denise, Hateful Harriet, Miserable Mary and Wicked Wendy.

Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
By SammyQ
#1336077
"Skoon" the wee village in Scotland.
"Skonn" like MikeG said, wot yer all wittering about.
"Skoan" to rhyme with "stone" if you are from Sloan Square, W.C.1.

Now, griddle cooked or oven?? THAT is the real question after buttermilk.

P.S. anybody else call really thick batter, slow cook, pancakes " drop skonns" other than Tesco??

Sam.
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By Phil Pascoe
#1336081
"Skoan" to rhyme with "stone" if you are from Sloan Square, W.C.1.?

I can assure you the area of Cornwall I inhabit is far from Sloane Square. :D
By Cheshirechappie
#1336088
In this neck of the woods, they're skons.

Scoans would be for people that drink their tea out of bone china cups with their little fingers stuck out. The sort of people who use doilies on their plates.

Other than that, I only have two words to say - Welsh Cakes.
By Cheshirechappie
#1336094
MikeG. wrote:
Cheshirechappie wrote:....they're skons.......
Other than that, I only have two words to say - Welsh Cakes.


And, rather than either/ or.


Fair enough - I'll concede that one.
By SammyQ
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"
I can assure you the area of Cornwall I inhabit is far from Sloane Square. "


Sorry Phil! :D I was down your way last summer and the young lass serving us at a tourist trap pronounced it that way, but her other posy airs and graces led me to believe she was a refugee from finishing school slumming it for the summer, not that it were local patois. Oops. :(

Sam
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By Phil Pascoe
#1336108
Thank you. And we don't even possess a cup, let alone a bone china one. :D