Sweet Scones and . . . . . . .

Quick Mix
Scone is one of the quick mixes methods, it is so easy to prepare and quick to bake.  Morning or afternoon tea served with sandwiches and cakes, but it would no complete without the scones.  I could say that the scones made the Spread!

Last night we had the best news ever, our second daughter – Jane gave birth a beautiful baby girl, she is gorgeous.   I  love her name, Elanora Esmée. We have been waiting anxiously for the past months, and now we are the grandparents again.  Altogether we are a family of fourteen, we are blessed.

To celebrate I prepared sweet scones and mini cakes for morning tea.
It looks pretty, it is different.  The scones filled up with jam and whipped cream, and dressed with pink icing on top, and add some slivered almonds.  Festive little cakes.
The mini cakes were readily available from the freezer, but they were dressed beautifully with pink icing and macadamia nuts.
Pretty pink sweets scones and cakes to celebrate and to welcome Elenora Esmée were delightful, especially they were adorned with white and pink love heart sprinkles.

A Quick Mix Cake

Here is a quick mix method that I did, a moist cake

Pineapple Cake

 A fresh pineapple has been sitting in the fruit bowl for quite some time. Pineapple cake is going to have this weekend. It is a quick mix cake, you know by now that I am a practical cook, always cook what like to eat and easy to prepare.

Susy Mini Pineapple Cake
24 mini round cakes

Peeled Fresh Pineapple

1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple and 1/2 cup sugar, mix to crush in a blender. It yields a cup
1 large egg + 1 dessert spoon yoghurt
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup white sugar
1  3/4 cups  self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

Self-raising flour, pineapple mixture and egg

Set the oven up to 180 degrees C
Butter a mini cake tin to make 12 cakes

The cake mixture
Place flour, white sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
In another bowl, place the pineapple juice mixture, oil and mix lightly and add this mixture to the flour mixture.  Using a whisk, mix together by hands to combine

Add in the egg and yoghurt and mix to combine

Add in the egg and yoghurt, mix until smooth and the cake mixture is thick to a drop spoon consistency.
Spoon the cake mixture to fill up every each hole on the cake tin (3/4 almost full)
Bake in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes
Take it out and let the cakes stay in the tin for 5-7 minutes.

Take the cake out by lifting one by one and rest them in a cooler tray to cool
When it is cool, dress in melted white chocolate and sprinkle with desiccated coconut


Quick Cooking I Love

Pan fried salmon with garnishes.
Poached, Baked, Grilled and Pan fried fillet salmon can be done by quick cooking.  Garnish as you like it could be potato and salad could be rice and vegetables.  But this time I served it with pasta and zucchini, it was a good dinner and very healthy.  Get a good piece of meat, chicken and fish to do quick cooking method.  Indeed, you have to pay a little bit more, but the technique of cooking is so quick, it is healthy and delicious.  Other bonuses are you safe time and fuel expenses.


Pizza with Home Preserved Olives
Dressed home preserved olives come very handy, serve it with cheeses, dry biscuits a part of a spread, but it is delicious to add on the pizza topping.  So this is what I did.
What you need to do is the pizza dough, and it is easily done.  I did it before the gardening, as I knew I won’t have time to cook a fancy meal.  I had the dough, by the time to bake, it was quick enough to prepare.  Without knowing it we had a flavoursome pizza.  The wild rockets from the garden added extra freshness.

It has been fun baking and cooking using quick methods, indeed it is saving the time and it is no hassle. In no time you have this delicious food, savoury and sweet to be served, and the family and friends enjoy them.

There is a recipe today for you, just in case you love to bake a quick mix pineapple cake.  It is a lovely and moist cake.
I hope you like the idea of dressing the sweet scones, they do look pretty.



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