Every year at this time, since 2007, I have gone around the world in one day reading all the entries from other bloggers to the A Taste of Yellow blog event. It was something that I was always so interested in from the start and yet today is the first time that I personally am submitting an entry to this worthy event.
A Taste of Yellow was started in 2007, by Barbara from the delightful winos and foodies blog, in support of LiveSTRONG day, cycling phenomenon and multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong’s, cancer charity event. Please visit the links to read all about Livestrong day and Barbara’s own battle with cancer. A lady of great dignity, courage and grace, Barbara is a true inspiration. Thank you Barbara for sharing so honestly your continuing walk with cancer, thank you for all that you are doing for the fight for a cure for this scourge, thank you for being you. I salute you dear friend, and I dedicate this post to YOU! You truly are a beacon of light and hope for us all. I pray that just around the corner is a cure waiting to be found. A cure that will give you, and many many others like you, a great new hope for a long and happy future.
When I read about this year’s event I sat and pondered about what I could do, trying to get a bit creative with hearts which is what Barbara asked for this time round. I have had my hands full this past week with my two bundles of joy, grandson’s Tyler aged 6 1/2 and Jay aged 2 1/2 years, who have been on school vacation. Hence my very late entry. I finally decided to make my daughter’s recipe for cheese scones, an easy and quick to whip up delicious treat that came from a past edition of Fresh Living Magazine, perfect for an indulgent breakfast in bed on a weekend or to serve at a tea party (and as discovered this evening, just perfect with a crisp glass of white wine while watching the setting sun). My original plan had been to serve these with some deliciously yellow homemade lemon curd (my friend Nina gave me a whole bag of organically grown lemons from her tree and I even bought in the fresh free range eggs and butter) but I ran out of time and had to just go with butter and cheese hearts for serving. Totally delicious!
(original recipe from Fresh Living Magazine)
This is what you need:
375ml Self Raising Flour
3ml Baking Powder
Sprinkling of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
125ml Strong Cheddar Cheese (grated)
30ml Cold Butter (cut into cubes)
1 Egg or extra milk to brush the tops of the scones before baking
This is how you make them:
Preheat the oven to 220deg Celcius
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Sift all dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl
Stir in the cheese
Rub the butter in with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles rough bread crumbs
Mix in the milk to form a fairly stiff dough
Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface then pat out the dough until about 2cm thick
Cut out into desired shapes (I used my heart pastry cutter today)
Place scones onto baking sheet, brush each top with some lightly beaten egg or milk
Bake for about 8-10 minutes until well risen and lightly brown on top
Serve at room temperature with pats of butter and extra cheese or some preserves