I call these Sunday Scones as James tends to visit on a Sunday. And when he does, it is always nice to be able to give him a sweet treat.
A recent legal matter in South Africa piqued my interest. A young woman was going through a divorce and in order to retain her marital home, she had to buy her husband out. Instead of approaching a bank for the funds, she got the money from her parents. They considered the amount to be a loan, each lending her money separately. However, she failed to pay it back, and when asked to, refused. Her parents took her to court and lost their case. Even though they considered the advance to be a loan, they had no supporting documents to bolster their position. Having studied contractual law, this was indeed the legal result of the transaction. They had not clearly stated it was a loan, nor had they signed an agreement stating the terms and conditions.
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This would have had to include the time period in which they had to be paid back, and interest charges, if they felt so inclined. I don’t agree with her moral stance at all. As parents we want to be able to help our children if we can. But lending a child money should not come with a necessity to sign a legal document. We would never charge our children interest on money they have borrowed. But we would expect them to pay it back, without having to be asked. And of course, within a reasonable time frame. I think in this instance the child has lost out on more than she has gained. I am sure her relationship with her parents will never be the same. And the possibility exists that they will cut her out of their Wills. Have you lent your children money and signed a legal agreement to cover the repayment?
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- 500 g flour, plus extra for dusting
- 100 g butter, cubed
- 85 g xylitol
- 250 mls milk
- 1 egg
- 5 mls vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 190° Celsius
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl then add the butter
- Rub in using your fingertips, then add the xylitol and stir with a butter knife to combine
- Pour the milk into a jug and add the egg
- Whisk to combine then add the vanilla
- Whisk to combine then add to the flour
- Use a butter knife to bring the dough together
- Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and flatten to 2.5cm high
- Cut out scones with a 7.5cm round cutter, reshaping the dough until it is all used up
- Place onto a lined baking tray and place into the oven to bake for 25 minutes
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack before serving with jam and cream
View the previous posts on August 10:
- 2020: Cream Scones
- 2018: Lavender And Lime Scones
- 2016: The Isle Of Islay, Scotland
- 2015: Cheese And Tomato Scones
- 2012: Heather Honey Chicken
- 2011: Coriander
- 2010: Cheese Sauce