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I absolutely love scones, I always have loved them ever since a child when my mum would make them as a treat, they would always be gorgeous warmed with some butter. As kids it was rare to have jam in our house  ( if it was there my dad would gobble it up, the man has always loved a sneaky sandwich before bed) and jam makes it all the sweeter. Plus another reason we wouldn't get jam is because I would request it for my school sandwiches, but after day or so I would get tired of jam sandwiches and my parents would find em at the bottom of my bag so that would put an end to jam)so I still find it weird putting jam on my scones.

450g self-raising flour 50g caster sugar 1 pinch of baking powder 1 pinch of salt 110g butter 1 large egg 125ml of double cream 125ml of milk  1 large egg for glaze 

Preheat oven to 180°C.Sieve the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl or blitz in a food processor.With a knife, gently blend in the butter firstly, then finish by blen…

Can Bake Won't Bake - 6 Strand Plait

Good morning Blogging pals,
Today marks a new day in my blog, as I present to you our first video. I say "our" as in me and my brother Steve. Steve you see cannot bake and will openly admit cannot cook (apart from Spag Bol, Satay, and Banana Bread). This is a new series of videos that will be appearing on the blog and YouTube of me teaching Steve how to bake. I have to say personally filming the video was hilarious, what you see in it is what you get and is as candid as it could possibly be. It is filmed by now wife Joanne and we use a small Canon Ixus, Joanne does a great job but don't expect Donal Skehan-esque quality. This is all about having fun, learning how to bake and me getting to have the craic with my bro. I do hope you enjoy, and make sure to let us know what you liked, didn't like, how we can make it better and or recipes you would like to see us make.
Please enjoy are caper of baking, and make sure you stay to the very end of the video.
Thanks for watch…