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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Gingerbread Scones

So, I have made Gingerbread Scones a couple times now. When I was in the UK I bought a small container of Treacle which has been wonderful to use! These scones are so simple and so delicious!
Somewhere along the way I obtained a small book called "Biscuits and Scones" by Elizabeth Aston. I have used several recipes but this one I want to share with you. 
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut up

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. 
Measure milk in a glass measuring cup and add molasses to the 2/3 cup mark. Stir to blend

Mix dry ingrediants together in a large bowl
Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers until the mixture looks like fine granules.

Stir the milk mixture and add to the dry mixture.
Stir together with a fork to form a smooth, rather soft dough.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and give it 10-12 kneads. 
Cut the dough in half. 
Knead each half briefly into a ball, turn the smooth side up, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

Pat each piece of dough inot a 5-inch circle; cut into 6-8 wedges; leave the sides touching. 

Bake about 10 minutes, or until medium brown. Do not overbake. 
Cool, loosely wrapped in a cloth, on a wire rack.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

time flies when you are having fun

  Two of the waiters at a restaurant we enjoy. 
And sweet Rebecca who finished up two years of STINT this year.
There is a story here... if you want to hear it, just email me. 

 I saw Denise Stone in Rome! Denise worked at Multnomah when I worked there. :-) Also, her husband and their three sons Andrew, Matt and Tim. It was so fun to to see them all even though they were exhausted from their mission trip in northern Italy.

 I thoroughly enjoyed my day with the Ralph and Myrna Alexander, David Alexander and their tour group.There were so many connections with people I know from the states.

  I was privileged to be at the wedding of my dear friend Claudia in London and then I went to Birmingham and Oxfordwhere I saw good friends and worked with people on Heartbeat Tallinn (Agape conference next summer)


   I returned from the UK to the company of good friends. Tori, Bekah and Kristin are friends from Oregon. It is so good for my heart!