Sunday Scones

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.

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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?

Sunday Scones


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Sunday Scones

These can in reality be enjoyed any day of the week
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 6 scones
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 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
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17 thoughts on “Sunday Scones

  1. These look great Tandy. I see you have used a 7.5 cm cutter, that’s a really good size, quite large. I’m still trying to work out the best size for scones, depends on how far you want to stretch them I think.

  2. It is always a lose lose situation when family members “lend” money. There are so many stories of splitting up over money issues. So sad-no one ever thinks it could happen to them. I ‘m sure the parents wanted nothing but the best for their daughter and feel very taken advantage of. Your scones sound sweet and delicious.

  3. Hi Tandy, many family splits occur over money. I have witnessed a similar story to yours above with a close relative whose son never repaid a large amount of money he owed. She forgave the loan in order to keep the relationship intact which was not right as she needs the money. My cousins abroad don’t speak to each other over a perceived misuse of parental funds by one. I think this sort of behaviour is appalling but it seems common. I would not loan money to family, I would either gift it or not.

    1. I also know of a family split where one sister was blamed for misusing the funds she had been entrusted to look after. Certainly, money issues can cause all sorts of damage!

  4. Interesting legal case. Agree, the daughter certainly lost more than she gained. I find it a bit odd the parents would take her to court. What good outcome could from that?

    International scone week, and your scones look delicious. Cup of coffee please ( smile).


  5. wow i am stunned by that story. what a sense of entitlement she must have to basically steal her folk’s money!! and to lose that relationship forever. more great scones tandy.

  6. Oh dear, that’s a sad tale. You’d sort of expect your children to do the right thing. Luckily there are scones, plenty of them. And I like your idea of Sunday scones and use of xylitol. I haven’t tried that in scones before.

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