Tea can save a rainy day ...
... well, at least if you serve homemade scones with it, a tradition we came to love from our dear au-pair Janine from New-Zealand. I'm not a big housewife or baker myself, but these are so easy - and perfect for grey afternoons.
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup milk
Mix all dry ingredients, ad butter in little lumps, then stir in a little milk and knead a dough. Gradually add more milk, as you go along. Form a roll and cut little rounds from it. Place on baking sheet (covered with baking-paper) and bake until nicely browned. Serve warm with jam and whipped cream.
Fotos: 1st: Digitalstock, 2nd and 3rd: Martina Voigt-Schmid
And if you happen to have too many teapots in the house, stuffing your cupboards, here's what you can do with them: a teapot lamp! I really love this idea by Sweet Paul - a great food stylist, who never fails to inspire me. This was a project for for the magazine Country Living.
Foto: Country Living.