I'm blaming it on the autumn weather that I got all inspired and Martha Stewart-like this morning to make scones and chai. This is the first time I've made scones and haven't failed. One batch I made a few years ago turned out to be rock hard and another last year had this horrid baking powder taste. This batch tasted good thanks to Stephanie and her basic recipe. What would an Aussie kitchen be without Steph's book? Actually she scared me a little when I was reading the recipe. She says her sister swears you should be able to have a batch of scones in and out of the oven and on the table from the minute you hear your front gate squeak. She has got to be kidding. They take 12 mins in the oven so you'd have to be living on a very large block of land with a long way from the gate to your front door for this to happen.
I got to use my new green cup and saucer set (yes, from ikea). I love drinking chai on a cool, rainy day. The scones are a bit rough looking as I don't own a scone cutter. Didn't stop me from going back for more though.