3 Jersey gals with a love for all things fashion, music, photography, baking, vintage, kitch, crafts, love and laughter.

12 May 2011

Summer Lovin'

It is only one day to go until gingham and roses go to Hampshire to compete in an athletics competition!  I can't wait to go - highlight of the month - and my suitcase is full to brim of things that I probably won't even need.  I remember last year when I turned up with the biggest suitcase out of everyone and weighed over 15kg!!  Maybe bringing my whole hair styling set and about 5 changes of clothes a day isn't necessary this year.  And I'm really trying to cut down what I bring.  Izzy is  handy with the shampoo and rosie is carrying the shower gel...me??  I'm just sticking to the toothpaste.  Although, I can't wait to wear my sewing machine earrings to the airport!!  My brother gave me a voucher for chi chi boutique in st. aubin (gorgeous shop!  not to miss) and I couldn't help buy the cute pair.  My other spending indulgence this week went towards a bright orange alarm clock from the vintage fair on saturday!!!  I haven't got a picture of it but it sure looks cute against the soft pinks and greens in my room.

There have been quite a few 'clothes' posts so I thought this week I would do a recipe from my little recipe book that I got a while ago.  It has everything in there from making shortbread, to roasting lamb and even how to make the perfect bacon buttie!

Grandma's Simple Scones

makes 10-12

450g/1 lb plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp baking powder
55g/2 oz butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
250 ml milk
3 tbsp milk for glazing
strawberry jam and clotted cream for serving


1.  preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius/425 Fahrenheit/gas mark 7
2.  sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.  Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.  Stir in the sugar
3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.  Stir in using a palette knife and make a soft dough
4. turn the mixture onto a floured surface and lightly flatten the dough until it is of an even thickness, about 1 cm.
5. use a pastry cutter to cut out the scones and place on a greased baking tray
6. glaze with some milk and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden and well risen!!
7. wait to cool (if you can) then, well...you know what to do!!!

(Sorry about the spelling)

If only my scones looked like this...

Picture of the week maybe??

Thought it looked nice, just lucky I had my camera at hand!!

Love Hannah xxx


  1. lovely post! good luck in hampshire :)
    robyn XX
    ps, chexk out my giveaway here

  2. I really want to make and eat warm scones now :(