• Food

    Recipe: Drop Scones

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    Did you eat drop scones when you were growing up?  Or did you call them pikelets?  They were always drop scones in our house, although when I called them that my Mister had no idea what I was talking about! We love them here, especially the Little Miss and they are so easy and cheap to make.  And you can do so many variations!  Here is the recipe that I am loving at the moment – it’s taken from “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook” and makes fluffy yummy drop scones:

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    “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook”
    Revised and Updated 2004

    1 cup S.R flour
    a pinch salt
    2 tablespoons of sugar
    1/4 teaspoon of bicarb soda
    1 egg
    1/2 cup each of buttermilk and milk or all milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar added ( I do the latter – I never have buttermilk!)
    2 tablespoons of melted butter
    extra butter for frying

    Now, sift all the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the milk and the melted butter.  Then stir all together – ideally, make a well and draw all the ingredients together slowly.

    Place spoonfuls onto a hot, greased heavy based fry pan, turning when bubbly on top.  Serve with butter and golden syrup, or with jam, or with maple syrup or whatever takes your fancy!  Best when still warm and with a cup tea or coffee. Yum!  What’s your toddler’s favourite food to snack on?

    {Recipe posted with permission} 
  • Blogging,  Family,  Parenting,  Sustainable Living

    What a year.

    Right – what an amazing year it’s been for us.  But clearly, blogging has not been high on the priority list!  I intend for that change from now on!

    Brief run down of the year and my broad plan for this blog:

    We moved to the beautiful, green outer eastern suburbs and are loving it – I intend to share pictures and posts of how we are slowly changing our new house to become our new home.

    I gave birth to our amazing, beautiful and gorgeous little girl.  Awe inspiring.  Hard.  Scary. Wonderful.  I plan to blog about many parenting inspired things – birthing, changes to relationships, to self, the fun, the hard, the good, the unexpected.

    Frugal or budget smart living – I’m not great at this, but I plan to throw myself in to it this year – the overall goal for us being that I don’t go back to work for as long as we can manage!  This has already begun with us having a detailed budget, growing and preserving food, looking at making our own foods like yoghurt and breads and considering getting some chooks!  We are keen to live as sustainably and ethically as possible, but know this will entail changing how we currently live.  We’ll see how it goes…….

    I am also learning to sew – inspired by my mother, a close friend and many blogs I am really quite keen on developing this skill.  I would love to eventually earn some money from sewing but we’ll see.

    My other goal is to develop my blogging skills – to both challenge myself and for the sake of anyone who stumbles across this blog!!!

    I am going to aim for two posts a week as a minimum.  Let’s see how it goes!!