Well it’s been a tough first week or so of the school holidays. It’s not much fun hobbling around with an equaliser boot when you have an active seven year old wanting to get out and do things. Fortunately we’ve had some mixed weather here so we’ve had to stay in and concentrate on indoor activities.
I felt quiet good today so decided we could spend some time in the kitchen making some yummy treats to share with friends and family. So we started with our trusted all-in-one sponge recipe from Delia Smith, to which we added some raisins, chocolate chips, cocoa powder and mini marshmallows.
We didn’t have any golden syrup or chocolate digestives so we couldn’t make any rocky road tray bake, so these mini cakes made up for it and are our version of a rocky road style muffin! They certainly tasted chocolatey and went very nicely with a cup of tea.
Wile these were cooling we decided to make some scones and biscuits. The simple Easter biscuit recipe was brought out and modified slightly as I didn’t have any lemons to zest. I rolled out the dough a bit thicker than normal, so it made a few less biscuits than usual, but they tasted great straight from the oven and only took nine minutes!
I thought it would be nice to make some chocolate chip scones too as they didn’t take very long and could be ready to go in the oven by the time the biscuits had baked. Not a big batch, only eight this time, but again lovely with some butter and a cup of tea.
All-in-all a good afternoon’s work and very tasty. Time for a cuppa and a cake with a rest with my foot up now I think.