December 30, 2015

Chocolate Scones & Other Goodies

The old lemonade scone recipe is my favouite go to scone recipe. For some reason, a while ago I decided to make chocolate scones after a conversation with a lady from church.
All I did was substitue a bit of cocoa for flour and added a little extra baking powder to make up for less SR flour and put some choc chips in there. They all went, so they must have been ok!

Chocolate Scones

Chocolate Scones

For Christmas this year, I also made some lemon meringue pie for our family, which I turned into lemon and passionfruit meringue pie. All I did there was switch half the lemon juice for passionfruit and we had a heavenly pie which seemed to go down quite well!

Lemon Passionfruit Meringue Pie

Lemon Passionfruit Meringue Pie

Steve scored for Christmas this year with some hokey pokey golden syrup biscuits and a jar of lemon butter from our families traditional lemon butter recipe (which of course I changed). Hopefully the lemon butter turned out ok because I’d never made it before. I actually added some extra egg yolks I’d frozen a while ago and some extra lemon juice. A jar also went to Uganda, so hopefully I’ll get some feedback on how it was.

I was also trying to get rid of some eggs and baked a simple egg cake. It used 4 eggs, which was the purpose of the cake. Tasted good, but if you weren’t trying to use eggs, other recipes will give you the same result.

Earlier in the year I made some banana icecream, with a simple recipe of 4 bananas, 1/4 cup of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla. I added a little extra milk and would use riper bananas next time.

And something I didn’t quite try this Christmas, but was going to, was a salad with passionfruit dressing. Here’s a couple of examples here and here for when I get a chance.

At least the chives from my vertical garden made it in to the Christmas salad!

Christmas salad

Christmas salad


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