Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Floury Fingers

Yesterday I baked scones with my friend Sophie, using my mum's recipe.
Here it is, in case you want to try it.

you will need:
8 ounces self raising flour
2 ounces margarine
1 1/2 ounces sugar
2 ounces glace cherries
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
(makes 6 - 8)
to make:
1. preheat oven (160 degrees)
2. rub margarine into flour (until it's the consistency of breadcrumbs)
3. add the sugar and the cherries, and mix in (make sure the cherries don't stick to each other)
4. whisk the egg and the water, and mix in (until you have a soft, pliable dough)
5. line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
6. split the mixture into round balls and flatten gently
7. put the scones on the tray and glaze with the leftovers of the eggwash
8. cook for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and then leave on a wire rack to cool

dress - H&M
leggings - secondhand
shoes - cheap shoe outlet
scarf - charity shop

I felt like a land girl or a housewife, baking with my hair up like this. Next time, I'll take in some evacuees and build a bomb shelter.

Today, I have to run errands like posting birthday presents and university forms, and taking my cat to the vets. I can't stop listening to "plastic romantic", a remix of the Laura Marling song New Romantic, by some boys under the name of Microphyst. Listen to it here.

P.S. The Sartorialist spotted a fellow 1940s-esque lass a few posts ago, how nice.


Ida said...

I haven't baked anything in ages. I would gladly use your mum's recipe if it wasn't so freaking hot, and using the oven would be... oh I don't know, it's just hot.

I really like the headband/scarf.


Eeeee Gads! I love your hair.haha:)


Blicious said...

yum! love your dress. i am adding you!

ray said...

sounds yum.you really rock the head scarf,looks so cool on youxx

Ragamala said...

that's a great outfit. That scone recipe sounds delicious!

Dang said...

Aw, you're so pretty. Your hair looks very nice, and that dress very cute. ^___^

Wendy said...

Is that dress denim? It is perfect!

Jordan said...

Now, I don't know that much about fashion, but you always look great.

Terren said...

i love that ring!

Dapper Kid said...

I'm loving the dress and I think I just fell in love with your hair!!!

yiqin; said...

I love how you tied the scarf on your hair! I am wit dapper kid, I just fell in love wit your hair too! It is amazing.

Sharifa said...

i love how you tied the scarf in your hair.I could never pull that off!