2012-11-26

A fun weekend and Apple Pinwheel scones

I had Amy's daughter Renee over and another friend Amanda who goes to the girl's school. Four teenage girls made for an interesting and very fun weekend. Between the Facebook visits, the movies and the general mayhem the girls had a lot of fun. Yesterday I asked Inaya if she wanted to try getting on little Ranger again. I've taken my time with his breaking in because I didn't want him ending up with any fear because things were rushed. That patience paid off. The photo above is the first time Inaya has been actually sitting on Ranger's back. She's nice and light so he was able to cope with her. Renee is holding him - so I could get a photo. She led him around a couple of times in a circle and he was so good. We kept it very short so Ranger wouldn't get too uptight. He got an apple as a reward for being such a good boy and not playing up.

Talking about apples I made Apple pinwheel scones yesterday. Inaya had handed me over a bit of paper with the recipe on it that she had from her food technology class at her last school. They turned out yum! I found out (thanks to Inaya!) it pays though to add extra apple, sugar and cinnamon and make the milk at 1 1/2 cupfuls instead of the lesser amounts that the recipe states. Here it is any way. Handy when you have visitors coming. The only take ten minutes in the oven to bake. Nice and quick!

APPLE PINWHEEL SCONES

2 c flour
4 t baking powder
1/4 t of salt
2 T butter or margarine
3/4 cup of milk (suggest use 1 1/2 cupfuls)

1 apple (I'd use two) or 1 c cooked apple slices (use two cups instead)
2 T brown sugar (use 4 instead)
1/2 t cinnamon (try using 1 tsp instead)

  1. Turn the oven to 230 degree celsius (440 deg F.). Lightly grease an oven tray.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl
  3. Add the butter or margarine and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a 'well' in the centre
  4. Add the mil and mix with a knife to form a soft dough.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead lightly. Roll into a rectangle 1/2 cm (roughly 1/5th of an inch thick)
  6. Grate the apple(s). Mix in a bowl with the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
  7. Spread the mixture over the dough. Roll the dough from the long end to form a long sausage shape.
  8. Cut into slices 2 cm thick (roughly about an inch). Place on the oven tray.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes until well risen and golden brown.