We often like to give Little Miss 4 options about what food she might like to eat or serve. This tactic can sometimes back-fire: "Mummy I would like to have chips and dip for tea", try talking a 4 year old out of that. Sometimes it turns out well "I'd like toast with carrots for breakfast". And sometimes she comes up with some genuinely interesting ideas. This is the one we made for afternoon tea with our buddies.
Banana and Brown Sugar Scones
2 cups plain flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
enough milk to top the egg up to 3/4 cup of liquid
Preheat the oven to 200deg. C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and stir the mixture to combine.
Grate the butter into the bowl and toss with the flour to separate the butter. Using your fingertips rub the butter into the flour until the fixture resembles crumbs.
Crack the egg into a measuring jug and top up with milk to 3/4 cup of liquid. Whisk to combine.
Cut the banana into small cubes and place into the milk mix to prevent it from browning.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk and banana mix and gently fold together using a table knife.
Turn out onto a floured board and form into a neat square. Cut into 9 even sized squares using a floured knife.
Place onto the lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until golden and well risen. The bottom of the scones should sound hollow when tapped.
We served ours with whipped cream. My father suggested honey as a good accompaniment.
Enjoy your week!