Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Thrifty Way to Get Warm.

    After several quite warm ( read too warm if looking up towards the sky, while working with the kiwifruit vines  as I have been) last few days; this morning was dull and quite chilly. I didn't seem to be able to get warm. We have stopped having fires some time ago and I didn't want to resort to a heater; so; what to do? I went and put on a long warm winter wool jersey and socks and went into the kitchen and quickly made a batch of cheese scones. How did that help? Well as soon as they were cooked ( and smelling good ) I threw open the oven door and let the residue heat ( 200 degrees plus )flood out into the kitchen. The result was I did get warm and the scones were a bonus. ( most have gone into the freezer to pull out as needed.)
Yes, they are untidy shaped scones but they were  light and very tasty. I don't roll them out, just drop them in spoonful lots. For a while I couldn't make good scones but now seem to be able to by using some lemonade in the liquid mix.These had tasty cheddar and Parmesan cheese as well as some Cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of powdered mustard for bite.( best eaten warm)         Of course by afternoon it had warmed up to 20 degrees again and I was far too hot outside working.( some folk are never satisfied eh )
Here is the promise of apples I mentioned yesterday.
 I have managed to fit in 2 sessions of about 10 minutes quilting my wall hanging today. So far so good.

9 comments:

loulee said...

Yep, great way to keep warm. I use it frequently myself. :-)

carole brungar said...

LOL that's just how my scones look! I don't roll mine either :)

MargaretR said...

I roll mine but they are always a little heavy. How does the lemonade help I wonder Ali?

Ali Honey said...

The bubbles form air spaces I guess , thus keeping things light and fluffy.

Janice said...

I make some quite similar to have with soup and also just make them "rustic". It has turned cold again here, so after the gorgeous weekend we now have the fire alight again. Hopefully we will all get warmer soon, as I want to plant my frost tender veges. I haven't had a look to see if the frosts of a week ago damaged our fruit.

Farm Girl said...

Yum ...... Two birds with one stone - I like that!

Meggie said...

Scones look nice!
Love the apple blossom.

ButtonMad said...

Those scones look delicious - I'm impressed that any made it into the freezer!

Downunderdale said...

never thought of using lemonade - thanks for that