Friday, 5 October 2012

Scone Recipe and October Events

A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely visit from fellow felt maker Gill Pinkney while she was on holiday over on the East Neuk of Fife. We enjoyed tea and scones and plenty of chat and enthusing about felt and fibres and she said she loved my scones. A few folk on Facebook asked for the recipe so here it is:
8oz Self raising flour
2oz butter
2oz caster sugar
2oz sultanas
1 egg
splash of milk

Sieve flour and rub in butter until it resembles bread crumbs.
 Add the sugar and sultanas and mix it all about a bit.
Crack the egg in, add the milk and mix with a wooden spoon until it starts to bind. Use hand to form a dough adding a teeny bit more milk if it's too dry.

Form the dough into scone sized balls, much like you would make a snowball except slightly flattened (makes eight small, six medium or four monsters) The ones shown are six medium.

Bake in oven at 180°C for 20-25 mins

Serve with butter and jam and cup of tea : )
I bought this beautiful Print from Caroline Rose Art last week. It looks great in the kitchen as our walls and kitchen units are a similar colour to the background. There is a matching cup cake print too! Tempting.
In between baking scones and rearranging the kitchen to accommodate new art work, I have been busy making lots of Sheep Pendants for upcoming fairs.

I also put this Tweed and Felt Box into my shop as a set with a matching gift card.

The next event I will be exhibiting at is held by
Exclusively Highlands at Birnam House Hotel, near Dunkeld.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 10-5pm
This event gives you the opportunity to 'Meet the Makers' and enjoy Art, Craft and Food from all over Highland Scotland (and Fife!)
Entry is FREE.
I will then be at
Pitcairgreen Village Hall Craft Fair on
Saturday 27th October, 10-4pm
This is a lovely event and I think my Mum and I have exhibited at it for eight years in a row now. I always look forward to it and stock up on lots of handmade soap and other gorgeous things from people I see there every year.
I will have my full Aileen Clarke Crafts range with me at both events plus new things that have not arrived from the printers yet that I can't wait to show you!
Watch this space!


  1. Yay! Thank you for sharing the scones recipe!
    And that print is fantastic! I also love you tea set! And the matching cupcake print is fantastic!

    I adore my sheep pendant, and I'm sure the new ones will be best sellers at your events!

    1. Thank you Pili! The tea set came from a couple of friends that moved into a new house and found the tea set in the cupboard! The previous owners didn't want it and neither did they. I really like it : )

  2. I'm going to try your scone recipe - the one I've been using for years has no egg, lots of milk and less sugar.

    1. It's easy to remember this one as long as you remember 8oz of flour then it's two of everything else and one egg. I sometimes use less sugar when I know they will be served with jam. Hope they turn out well for you. If I over do them in the oven, they can be a bit crumbly to cut in half so I butter their bottoms and eat them upside down.

  3. I have never tried the scone recipe. I would be preparing it for today’s tea time. I am sure my family would enjoy it. Also the artworks are astonishing.

  4. Yesterday I make scones and they come out perfectly. My whole family was surprise of my cooking. I feel so motivate to make more food like this. You have done a great job by posting a lovely and easy receipt. And I never thought this is that much easy to prepare.


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