Okayyyyyy, I kind of fell of the Baking Challenge wagon. It happens sometimes, I'm not going to dwell on it.
All the same, I will be making up the last few weeks by adding a few extra challenges in this month – I don't think anyone will be complaining!
I didn't make the jam, as I previously stated, because I realised that was the main factor in putting off this challenge. A kilo of fruit is EXPENSIVE and I could not bear the thought of a kilo of sugar in anything I am planning to eat, so I scrapped it and made the most DELICIOUS scones.
Wholemeal Chocolate Swirl Scones
(RECIPE FROM HERE)
- 1 1/4 cups wholemeal self raising flour
- 1 cup plain self raisingflour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 115g cold butter, cubed
- 200g greek yoghurt
- 60g butter at room temperature
- 200g dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin well with butter.
Place the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl (the recipe says normal flour and add bicarb soda but I only had self raising so I've omitted it!)
Add the butter then using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles wet breadcrumbs. Add the yoghurt and bring together with your hands to form a sticky ball of dough.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll out into a 30 x 35 cm rectangle.
Meanwhile to make the filling, place the remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined (Make sure the lid is on the processor properly unless you want lungs full of cocoa – may sound fun, but I can assure you it isn't!)
Crumble the filling evenly over the surface of the dough rectangle. Roll up like a swiss roll. Using a serrated knife, cut into 12 even slices and place each slice into a hole in your muffin tin.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden and cooked through. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with loads of jam and cream. Delicious!
Challenge 10 – Birthday Cake
It's my birthday next week so it kind of seems fitting that some sort of birthday cake be the theme for the week. I haven't decided yet if I will go traditional Women's Weekly Birthday Cake cookbook cake or something fancy. All I know is that it will be wonderful and maybe I'll put some of my new cake decorating skills into practice.
What do you think?