Wednesday, July 22

Scones For Tea

When Peter Bowker the writer of Last night’s Desperate Romantics pitched his idea of mixing the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Desperate Housewives he should have been shown the door; he should have been locked in the village stocks and made to regret such an absurd notion but no, some idiot obviously high on drugs or I don’t know what said yes that’s a great idea.
I am at a complete loss that this series was given the go ahead.
I don’t know if I can bare another episode in case Lizzie Siddal takes Effie Ruskin to one side and suggests she has a Bazillion to save her marriage.
Today I made scones for tea.

The Noble Scone
The man of the house would have liked clotted cream as would I but as I didn't have any we had them with lashings of butter and jam of our choice.

Scones – I make no apologies for using imperial measurements….

8 oz self raising flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 oz sugar
2 oz butter
1 egg beaten with milk added to make 5 fl oz

Oven – HOT

Rub butter into the dry ingredients then add most of the egg and milk mixture and bring it all together .
Don’t bother using a rolling pin just thump a few times and either cut into squares or triangles or use a cutter. Dab remaining egg mixture on top
Place on baking parchment lined tray and cook for about 10 minutes.
Cool on a tray for a few minutes then devour.


  1. Anonymous8:26 PM

    They look delicious!! Could you share the recipe?

  2. What's this? Three posts in a week? And I too would like your scone recipe so come on, spill the beans. Is that gooseberry jam I see?

  3. Desperate Roamntics ~ we managed to watch the first 5 minutes before it was switched off...ugh!

  4. I loved it; so long as you accept it as a glorious piece of nonsense.

  5. Oh Yum! Scones!
    Was it gooseberry or marrow and ginger?

    x V x

  6. Wow that is a proper scone! Mine are never that tall.

  7. Anonymous2:41 PM

    What a steaming pile of doo-doo, the Romantics not the scones (which were very nice). I'm so tired of a voice over to explain everything because the writing isn't allowed to and why-o-why does there have to be a pair of tits less than 3 minutes in??? Its like Robin Hood all over again, and having been privy to some RH script before it was filmed (which was actually very good), I can only say that rather then letting actors act, writers write, the powers that be thought that making it look like Skins:In the woods with bows and arrows was a good was not!!!
    Anyway back to Grey Expectations (now that's telly)!
    The Neighbour x

  8. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Oh I forgot - How F*C*ING disrespectful full to women!!! From the school of woman are sluts or virgins!!
    I really could go on and on and on!! But I won't.....
    The Nx

  9. I expected to hate this and do my sneery art historian jeering from the sofa - but I hadn't expected it to be so DULL.
    Nice scones -
    J x

  10. i must join your on the wtf rant! much better was the bbc4 series...better still i went to the waterhouse exhibition at the r.a. a few weeks ago and got my share of real romance. Xx

    p.s. your scones look out of this world! i am actually drooling as i type...were they warm out of the oven? no don't tell's torture!

  11. Alison10:46 AM

    Am a bit behind the times but yesterday I made scones in accordance with your recipe (filled with apricot jam) and had great success. Many thanks.


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