Time really flies, Christmas was just over and it is already time to say goodbye to Year 2009 and welcoming Year 2010. It was like just busy putting up the Christmas tree, decorating it and now it is about time to think of how to celebrate the coming New Year. We had a jolly good time during the Christmas long break! Christmas was really busy for all of us as we had plenty of visitors this time. It was busy cooking, eating and cleaning up! Thus, we had plenty of cakes, tarts and desserts this time and it was really a sweet-Christmas for all of us. I even served them with one of my good friend cum foodie's Icebox cheese cake and guess what? They loved it to bits including my family. Thanks LK - Food-4tots for sharing this recipe! If you are reading this post right now, I am giving you a "thumbs up".... I will surely make it again and watching the weighing scale's needle increasing! haha...
What is your New Year resolution? Mine? As always, good health comes first. Be more happy and appreciate every moments in life, that will eventually bring us GOOD HEALTH. May God bless all of us with good health, peace and joy! Not forgetting to have more delicious, tantalizing, scrumptious healthy food.
For this coming New Year, I would like to begin with something simple and basic for this celebration. Cheese scones - this recipe was adapted & modified from Betty Saw - CAKES & TREATS mini cookbook! In her recipe, she called for bacon and cheese, but I have omitted the bacon and increased the cheese amount. With grated Cheddar cheese, the scones turned out to be savoury and appetizing. My son loves it so much and keep on asking for more! It is indeed a convenient snack to bring along when he is going to kindergarten next week.
Scone is a small British quick bread which uses basic ingredients such as flour, milk, eggs, butter, salt, baking soda and sugar, unlike yeast breads which often take hours to rise. All the ingredients are combined and gently bring together until it forms a lumpy dough which is rolled out on a lightly floured surface. The dough is usually made in a round shape which cut into triangles/squares, cut it with round cookies cutter or just shape it with hands. The top of the scone is often glaze it with egg and milk before sprinkled with sugar and put into the oven to bake.
There are many ways and methods in making scones, some common additions to scones include spices like cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Some adding dried fruit such as raisins, dates or cranberries. More hearty scones include bacon or cheese. You may have many types of flavours according to your own preference.
• wikipedia-Quick bread
This cheese scones recipe is easy to follow and taste savoury, you can just cut them into half, spread it with butter, jam or peanut butter and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. What a delicious and relaxing way to eat your scones in this new year! See you in 2010!
This recipe was adapted and modified for my own preference: