Scones, banana cake and shak

Today kiddo and I went into the kitchen to make scones. Unfortunately I didn’t have any baking soda so most of the google’d recipes were of no use. I also found most of the recipes in my Scots Kitchen book were a bit complicated for a 4 year old (and her 45 year old mother). However, my thoughtful brother in law gave me a Matalan 2012 Recipe Calendar which has a different bake recipe for each month. And you guessed it, July is Summer Scones. The recipe was simple,  egg and baking powder free and really easy to do with the kiddo. The first batch had rather burnt bottoms (accursed oven) and the second batch were slightly underdone (to avoid bottom burn). But both tasted lovely smeared in butter and homemade lemon curd then gobbled up.

Before the hubby came home for lunch, I quickly mixed up a banana cake using the Allrecipe’s site for inspiration. This really was the most Easy Banana Cake. I only had one banana so chucked in a handful of raisins. It’s so easy…I really urge you to try it.

Lastly, I used the some more veg from my recent trip to Amma spice to make a gorgeous valor, ringan and bateta shak …which is hyacinth bean, aubergine and potato curry.

Now I’m very full but very satisfied. It’s a good feeling. Something that’s been missing lately from my craft side as I’ve become overwhelmed by the talent that is out there. That’s the way with online surfing…sometimes it inspires me and sometimes it fills me with a depressed feeling that I’m never going to be as good. Luckily, a quick nibble on something delicious perks me right up.