One of my very first international scone week shares was a recipe for plain scones. I decided to remake them, as traditional scones are always the easiest to make. This recipe differs slightly from the original and is something simple to be baked when you feel like a tea time treat.
I am very conscientious when it comes to my credit cards. They are expensive to replace if lost, and I make sure not to leave them at a shop. That is not to say it hasn’t happened before. But now, to make sure, I keep my purse (wallet to my American readers) in my hand until I have the card back. A few weeks ago I had a haircut scheduled. It was pouring down with rain and I did not want to take my leather handbag out with me. I put my rain jacket on and placed the credit card into my pocket, and closed the zip. As I got to the salon Dave called to say the house alarm had gone off. I had left the dogs in the house, and set the alarm for the zones they were in. I quickly drove home to reset the alarm.
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I arrived back at the salon just in time for my appointment, with my house keys in my hand. Not wanting to go back to the car to put them where they belonged, I shoved them into my pocket. During my hair cut Ezilda commented that she did not know of a good beautician. I told her about Nadia and asked her daughter to grab my cell phone out of my jacket. A message was then sent to Nadia to please drop off price lists at the new salon which is across the way from her. When it came time to pay I had my credit card and phone in one hand. I shoved them both into the same pocket and rushed to my car. In the car I took my phone out of the pocket and plugged it in to listen to a podcast on the drive home.
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And when I came inside the first thing I did was take my jacket off and empty my pockets. The credit card was gone! I looked in my car and then called Ezilda who looked in the salon and walked to where my car had been parked. She could not see it so I decided to look again in my car. Still no card! I drove back to her premises which are thankfully very close to my house. And retraced my steps just to be sure. It is also a good way to release the memory of what I did. When I got back home I thought about what I had done and where the card could have fallen. I turned the torch app on and looked again. And still no card. I was nearly in tears as it is actually Dave’s card and cancelling it would be a mission. But one last, desperate look, and there it was. The black credit card, on the black carpet! Needless to say I was most relieved.
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- 225 g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 30 g fructose
- 30 g salted butter, cubed
- 152.5 mls milk, plus extra for glazing
- Preheat the oven to 220° Celsius
- Place the flour and fructose into a bowl and mix to combine
- Add the butter and rub in until you have a coarse breadcrumb texture
- Slowly pour in the milk while stirring with a knife to form a dough
- Tip out onto a heavily floured surface and gently knead and shape into a ball
- Flatten to 2cm thick and cut out 5cm rounds
- Shape and cut until you have used all the dough
- Place the scones onto a lined baking tray and glaze the top with milk
- Place into the oven and bake for 14 minutes
- Remove from the oven and place onto a wire rack to cool slightly
- Serve warm with jam and cream
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime August 11:
Have you ever lost your credit card?