Traditional English Scones


Traditional English Scones

British scones are a delightful light baked item and an essential for your tea party or anytime treat. I made these scones for a Valentine’s Day tea party.


Makes about 8 scones

  • 40grams of spreadable butter (1.4 ozs)
  • 8 Ozs self-rising flour (225g)
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 110 ml of milk (1/2 Cup)
  • A little lemon juice
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 2 Ozs of raisins
  • 1 tsp of baking powder


  • Heat the oven to 425F
  • Add the lemon juice and the vanilla to the milk.  This will curdle the milk slightly help the scones to rise and give a nice flavor to the scones
  • Add the baking powder and salt to the flour. 
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Hot Cross Buns


Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are very popular in Britain at Easter. They are eaten at the end of lent on Good Friday. You can read the history of Hot Cross Buns here. They are widely available in the stores in England but the home made version is so much better. Do not be put off working with yeast if you are not used to it this recipe is easy to do. They are a delicious fruit bun and can be made all year round not just at Easter. On Valentines pipe a heart on them, For St. Patrick’s day pipe a shamrock and my favorite outside of Easter is Christmas, pipe a snowflake.… Read the rest

Lemon Cake


Easy Delicious Lemon Cake

Before I came to the United States I had never heard of a “Box cake” It was 23 years ago so there may be such items in the UK and Ireland now. In this age of Corona-virus flour is almost impossible to find. I wanted to make a lemon cake for desert so I decided to branch out and bought a “box cake” I used a mix from Kroger. We are so lucky in Arizona we have lots of citrus trees and my lemon tree in the back yard had a bumper crop this year.

Here is how I modified the box cake to make a delicious lemon cake.

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