Posted: 29/08/2016 at 21:45
SCONES with BUTTER???? Ye gods!!!! The only argument with Scones plain of course, is Jam on first or Cream on first, my lot are divided some cream first some jam, which ever it ends up messy but sooo delicious. Obelixx Mum was a long time member of the WI, during the war she got us all fruit picking for Jam and bottling, the WI got extra sugar for that. Mum was quite a forceful character not many argued with her, she often had to judge the baking and jam sections of the local show, she did not pull her punches. We also went Rose Hip picking in the hedges around, wild roses abounded, they were collected by the local Co-op Jam factory and made into Rose Hip Syrup which along with Virol and Orange juice was the way we kids got our vitamin "C" we picked Bilberries by the bucket full up on the hills, I can still taste those pies. Mother taught Joan her way of making Victoria sponge, the extra home made jam and thick cream was the secret of the delicious taste, one layer of jam and no cream could be dry.
My other nag is muffins I put them up there with cup cakes, Californian Daughter last time over made Muffins on a daily basis. Muffins in my day were a bread like product home made hot from the oven and dripping with our own butter, maybe at times as a treat with a blob of jam, not this glaucus sweet cup cake imitation. Do not dare mention those supermarket so called muffins, I would not feed the pigs on them. Ladybird cook up a feast of cakes you would never buy another shop one.