Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Recipe from NMAA Cooks
Images by Yasmin
I love having scones, jam and cream with friends. It is such a delight to catch up in the holidays and have good, simple food to jumpstart the conversations. I wish everyone a happy holiday and to keep safe.

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tblsp powdered skim milk (optional)
  • 1 tblsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • milk or egg yolk for glazing
  • jam and whipped cream, to serve
  • Yoghurt: Use yoghurt instead of milk or 1/2 yoghurt and 1/2 milk
  • Cheese: Add 2 tblsp grated cheese
  • Date: Add 1/2 cup chopped dates and 1 tblsp sugar
  • Egg: Crack an egg into measuring cup, fill to 1 cup with milk, beat together before mixing into flour
  • Wholemeal honey: Use wholemeal self-raising flour, omit butter and add 2 tblsp honey dissolved in the milk
  • Savoury: Add 2-3 tblsp finely chopped cooked bacon, 2 tblsp finely chopped cooked onion, 1 tsp curry powder, and 2 tblsp finely chopped parsley

Heat oven to 220'C fan forced. Grease scone tray or oven slide. Sift flour, salt and skim milk. Cut butter into flour and using fingers rub in lightly. Mix to a soft dough with milk. Turn on to a floured surface and knead slightly. The less the dough is handled, the lighter the scones will be. Flatten out with heel of hand to approx 2-3cm in thickness. Stamp out with scone cutter or glass dipped in flour. Place scones touching each other on tray, glaze tops with milk or egg yolk. Bake 8-10 minutes. Serve with jam and cream.


  1. Hi Yasmin, those scones look absolutely perfect!! Just like I remember growing up in England, I wanted to jump through the screen and eat them - YUM!
    Mary x

  2. I LOOOOOOOOVE scones with marmalade... yummy :)