I hope you are well and safe. The sunshine is making this tricky time more bearable 🙂 We are already missing the children and wondering what they are up to. The learning packs are a great way to keep your child entertained in short bursts. If you have access to a computer/ipad or tablet- Phonics Play is giving a free month to EVERYONE. All you need to enter is username: March20 password: home.
Yesterday we made scones, if you have the ingredients already in your cupboards here is the recipe below give them a try they were delicious! ( I am NOT a baker at all)
450g/1lb self-raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
50g/1¾oz caster sugar
100g/3½oz butter, softened, cut into pieces
2 free-range eggs
a little milk
handful sultanas (optional)
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Lightly grease two baking trays.
Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Crack the eggs into a measuring jug, then add enough milk to make the total liquid 300ml/10fl oz. Stir the egg and milk into the flour – you may not need it all – and mix to a soft, sticky dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, knead lightly and work in the sultanas, if using. Roll out to a rectangle about 2cm/¾in thick.
Cut into as many rounds as possible with a fluted 5cm/2in cutter and place them on the prepared baking trays. Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra milk, or any egg and milk left in the jug.
Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the scones are well risen and a pale, golden-brown colour. Lift onto a wire rack to cool.
To serve, split the scones and serve with strawberry jam on the plain scones along with a good dollop of clotted cream
If possible, please take lots of photos of your children learning, playing, enjoying time at home. Jenna Mike and I cannot wait to see what the children have been up to. Please don’t worry if you do not have a printer, the pictures can be emailed once we are back at school and we can share these together. The idea is that we can make a time capsule of this strange time and make our own bit of history!
Laura, Jenna and Mike