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What can I say?? I just love to bake!! Ever since I would go to Grandma's house as a little girl and bake highlight cakes or help Ninny make her famous vanilla cookies, I've been obsessed with baking! Not only from recipe books, but freestyle too! With a father as a chef, i suppose it is in my genes! Some of my favourite memories from growing up were those moments after dinner when my dad would get his sweet tooth pang and have me help him whip up a batch of toffee fruit kebabs, or irish caramels! I used to love how he never followed recipes, he always just knew what ingredients worked with one another and how to play with quantities. So, from an early age, i had learnt from the master and i was well on my way to bake on my own! When i was 7 years old, i used to bake chocoloate cakes to sell to the mothers of my friends when they came to watch our Saturday morning minkey hockey games! Before i knew it, i was being commissioned from my school teachers to bake cakes for them at $2 a pop! This blog holds just a few of my favourite tried and tested recipes which I've thoroughly enjoyed both baking and eating! So enjoy!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Grandma's Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin scones are my favourite kind!  This is my grandmas's recipe, but i'm willing to share it because they are THAT good!

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Preperation Time:  15 minutes
Serves: 8-10

 - 3 cups self-raising flour
 - 1 cup boiled, mashed pumkin
 - 55 g butter
 - 1 egg
 - 1/2 cup castor sugar
 - 1/2 cup milk

 1)  Preheat oven to 180'C

 2)  Cream together the butter and sugar

 3)  Mix in the pumpkin and egg

 4)  Add milk, then slowly mix in the flour

 5)  Turn dough onto a floured board and knead for a minutes until you form a nice smooth ball

 6)  Roll out to 1.5 inch thick and cut out into small circles (either use a cookie cutter or just roughly cut with a butter knife)

7)  Place scones onto a tray covered with baking paper and brush each one with a little milk on top.

8)  Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm with a little butter and jam.  Delish!

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