Sunday, 15 April 2012
Hail showers and scones
I was planning on doing a bit of gardening yesterday as it was a lovely sunny day. Then the hail and SNOW showers came in! Instead I decided to stay indoors and do some baking!
As regular readers will know, this Winter I've been getting acquainted with my "inner baker". I've been trying to perfect scones - everyone tells me how easy they are to make etc etc, but mine have not been successful. Even under the instruction of Irene on Graemsay, who makes lovely light scones. However, I have a new book from the goddess of baking - Mary Berry, and followed one of her recipes to the letter. Result - delicious scones! Irene tasted them and declared they were "perfect" - though she may have been humouring me.....
I delivered a few to her to try.... on the way back the sun came out, well sort of!
Note - the photo at the top of the post is looking down from the West of the island to our community hall (green hut), just below the red telephone box.