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Far Flung Bee 2012


Cheese scones

cheese scones


One of my fondest food memories growing up is weekends that seemed to last forever (ah for those days again!) and my whole family sitting around our cramped kitchen table at lunch, pulling apart my mama’s cheese scones and slathering them with butter.

I recently inherited her prize recipe (passed on to her from my Aunt) and I made my first batch today. Being my mama’s recipe I was nervous to do it justice, but as the scones cooked in the oven my kitchen smelt like home.




Mama Cheese’s Cheese Scones

2 cups SR flour
2 tbsp margarine
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese (about 125g)
pinch cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 200C.
Sift flour into medium bowl, rub in margarine lightly.
Add milk & mix to a soft dough.
Knead gently on a floured board (if it is a bit sticky add a little more flour).
Pat out to 3/4″ thickness, cut into rounds with small floured cookie cutter.
Place in a greased 8″ round cake tin, sprinkle cheese over & dust with cayenne pepper.
Bake in hot oven for 15mins. If cheese isn’t browned enough for your liking, finish it under the grill/broiler.
Pull apart warm scones, cut in half, butter halves & eat!


I tried knitting once before, and that attempt went much the same way as my first attempt at crochet: exceedingly poorly.

Really, I think a manatee would have better knitting skill than me!

Still – I got there in the end with crochet, and I think that maybe, someday, hopefully, probably, (ok probably not), I might get there with knitting.

So I picked up my knitting sticks and gave it another shot. And it was reassuring to know that I still suck at it! But I’m nothing if not stubborn, and my ultimate goal is to be able to knit socks like the lovely heyporkchop, so I need to perservere.

I think I’ve mastered the knit stitch. I’m making a chunky scarf!



Other things I have made this week:

  • Enjoying carving some stamp commissions.
  • I basted my zig zag quilt and can’t wait to get quilting!
  • Cappuccino fudge cheesecake for my mama’s birthday.

Choc ripple biscuit base, dark chocolate tia maria ganache, espresso cheesecake, and sweetened sour cream vanilla topping.


Next on my list:

  • Quilt my zig zag quilt!
  • Far Flung Bee June blocks
  • Make an i-cord necklace (eek! DPNs!)


My name is Holly and I live in Australia. This is where I blog about the stuff I make (mostly quilts, stamps & plushies). Sometimes I also write about things that inspire me. Thanks for stopping by!


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