Friday, April 29, 2011

Anna Sultana's Orange Cranberry Scones

What a time this has been... and will be.
Last week was Easter, with all that entails.

This weekend started out with the Royal Wedding.
With all THAT entails.
Thank goodness that wasn't our problem.
But, didn't the bride look elegant!
God bless them.

Next Sunday is Mother's Day.
No, you can't buy marked-down Easter candy for Mom.
She knows rabbits aren't traditional for Mother's Day.
A Mother's love only goes so far.

Monday is election day for us Canadians.
No, we Canadians don't enjoy voting.
We just have a sore loser in opposition who said he doesn't care if he's not elected AGAIN. He'll just vote non-confidence AGAIN, so we'll be stuck voting AGAIN.

What does he care?
We taxpayers are stuck paying for his bad attitude and love of bickering.
Bickering is the only thing he likes about politics.
He has the worst attendance record of all 308 MPs.
He missed 70% of the votes last year.

And yet he wants to be the head of our government.

On to something more pleasant...
Ah, the wedding!
We got up at 4:30 am to watch the fun on the telly.
Lovely, lovely.

In keeping with the situation, we had Twinings English Breakfast tea and scones.
One of the TV announcers mentioned how folks in Merry Old England were sitting down to a brekkie of tea and scones, too.

Scones are very easy to make.
As it is a British recipe, we Maltese make them, too.
Here's a recipe for Orange Cranberry Scones.
It's too late to make for the wedding.
But, maybe for a Sunday...  like Mother's Day...

                           Orange Cranberry Scones
grease a large cookie pan         
preheat oven to 375ยบ        
bake 20 minutes

In a measuring cup beat together
1 Cup orange juice
1 Egg
Set aside

In a large mixer bowl, mix together
3 Cups flour
1/2 Cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cut in 
1/2 Cup margarine

milk/egg mixture
1 Cup cranberries (or raisins)
Knead about 6 times and place on cookie pan
Shape into a circle and flatten 
Score into 8 wedges (or more)

Sprinkle with 

Bake 20 minutes
Serve warm with butter 
or clotted cream (in the dairy section of most supermarkets)

Easy, no?
And perfect for a Mum.
Well, better than marked-down Easter chocolates.
Yes, she would know.

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