Honestly, people, baking is much easier than everyone would have you believe. I have jumped up and made these scones in between working at the laptop and it took me no time and hardly any skill at all.
Delicious baking smells brought the WholeHealth home team scurrying into the kitchen and everyone enjoyed them, even the kids.
The feeling of having created something tasty, and sharing it with people you like is a mood-booster, and I feel energised to work again.
Resisting eating more than one is my next challenge…
Fig and Walnut scones
250g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
75g chopped dried figs
50g demerara sugar
150ml ish of milk
Add the baking powder to the flour and mix together in a bowl
Rub the butter into the four until it has disappeared into a sandy mix
Stir in the chopped figs and walnuts. Use your hands again to stop them clumping and disperse them evenly through the mix
Stir in half the sugar, and save the rest to sprinkle on the top.
Add the milk, a little at a time so the dough isn’t too sticky. Mix in with a cutlery knife until you have a smooth dough that you can turn out and shape on your worktop.
Shape a thick disc of dough about the depth of your first thumb knuckle and then cut it into six pieces. Shape isn’t important. Go rustic!
Put them on a baking tray that you have lightly dusted with flour to stop them sticking. Brush each shape with egg yolk, sprinkle with the remaining sugar and top each one with half a nut. Pretty!
Bake in the oven at about 200 degrees for about 15 mins until golden brown.
Eat these warm to enjoy their nutty figgy loveliness. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!!