Weddings season is off and celebrations are disappearing into thin air. Meaning, Winter is officially here and it’s time to nestle up on our couches for that freshly baked treat of course accompanied by a big searing cup of hot chocolate.
While I am still tired and worn out due to extensive wedding season baking, one cannot let joys of winter baking pass by just like that. Baking for a family is therapy, it helps me to rejuvenate. Nothing makes me happy to see my family scrambling for the last cookie/treat in the jar.
This winter let’s bake together folks. It doesn’t matter whether baking is not your forte. All options are available. I will share some of my best lip-smacking home recipes for you to try at home. Or you can just place your order or pop up at JoliLuv Café for a cup of freshly brewed coffee – we use the best quality beans.
Our featured tea or coffee cakes are simply the most beloved yesteryear family treats; scones and rock cakes.
You will need:
Scones: 20-25 Rock cakes 30
5 Cups of Cake flour
1 cup of baker’s sugar
125g of butter
200ml of oil
25 ml baking powder
10 ml salt
500 ml Sour milk or plain yoghurt
1 egg for glazing
*Optional you can add 15 ml of cinnamon
2 Grated apples or carrots
Preheat the oven to 180
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a stainless steel bowl.
With your fingertips, rub in the butter and oil until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
Add sugar and make a well in the centre and pour in sour milk.
Stir in gently with a palate knife until well combined. Add your grated apples or carrots.
Onto a floured surface, turn the dough and lightly flatten it until takes uniform thickness about 1cm high.
Using a round 6-7 cm cutter, stamp out the scone dough and place on greased paper lined baking tray. You can use spray and bake.
Beat the egg until combined, using a brush egg wash scones.
Bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden.
Cool and serve plain or with butter, whipped cream and strawberry and black forest coulis.
Most importantly; have fun the key essential ingredient for perfecting baking!!!