When I lived in London I would pick up these amazing magazines from a supermarket called Waitrose. They were a free monthly magazine, they were so inspiring and filled with amazing photographs. When I returned to Australia, my bags were so full, we even had to send some things back to Australia by post which I think cost about $500. Anyway, there was no way I was leaving these behind, so I smuggled them into my already overflowing bag, without my travelling partner knowing, as I’m sure he would of thought that I was ridiculous, and I managed to get them back to Australia safely.
When I returned I even wrote to the supermarket to ask if I could get them to send them to me, but sadly they unfortunately said that they could not. I know I’m a little obsessed with these books, but they really are wonderful.
There are so many great recipes in these books, and one of them is scones with vodka soaked strawberries, which to be honest where a bit strong in the vodka department. So using the idea of the vodka soaked strawberries, I have come up with this next recipe. Apple Cider Scones served with strawberries infused with cider. The cider is subtle taste but is definitely there.
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup of thick cream
1/2 cup of apple cider
2 tablespoons milk
100g of cut strawberries
1/3 cup apple cider
Place all the ingredients into a bowl, stir until the ingredients combine. Pour onto a floured surface and knead until a dough forms.
Press out using your fingers until 2cm thick then use a 3cm cookie cutter and cut out, place on an oven tray and place in the oven for 25-30mins or until cooked. Cut the strawberries into pieces. Place in a saucepan with the cider, heat until the strawberries start to break down and the cider reduces. Serve with whipped cream
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