Scones and Scandal
Don’t those scones look amazing? Oh, they were. So, so amazing. They were one of the yummy treats at this month’s Book Club.
I missed last month’s discussion on The White Tiger
because that was the day the dogs tried to kill me (remember the bra stain
For this month, we read Charlotte Roche’s controversial book Wetlands
. This picture says it all.
I’m not going to spoil this book for you but I will say it was the most disgusting, most gut-wrenching and most sympathetic-pain-inducing read I’ve ever come across and, of course, I couldn’t put it down. I nearly crashed my car listening to the audio version during a particularly toe-curling moment. And the main character’s obsession with food has ruined more than a few of us Book Clubbers on avocados and cauliflower. Perhaps permanently.
Fortunately, we saved our discussion for after tea, giving us the chance to fully enjoy Anna’s scones. I knew we were in for a treat when she showed up with her own electric mixer.
|Andrea was a big fan of Anna’s electric mixer 🙂
You will need:
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp vegetable shortening
1/2 cup apple juice
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
- Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender (or if you’re like me, with two knives)
- Stir in the raisins
- Add apple juice to stiffen the dough
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface
- Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
- Cut into triangles
- Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes, or until light brown
- Serve with cream and mango jam 🙂