28 May 2010

I am ashamed to admit that I haven't cooked, baked or done anything remotely domestic since Easter! Yes you read that right! Cooking is way down on my list of things to do. Reading Emily's blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, makes me feel bad. She always manages to find time to cook all sorts of fabulous things.
So to hopefully give me a kick up the butt, to learn how to cook, I may just share with you guys once a week, my kitchen disasters!
Today I attempted to make cheese scones using this recipe I bet your thinking how can cheese scones go wrong?............keep reading

For some reason they didn't raise - at all! However they taste pretty good. Not too horrendous for a first attempt.
Any recipes you think I should try?
Have a great weekend
Hugs & Kisses


Anonymous said...

I'm not the best cook either, so I think they turned well :-) I love to bake muffins or stuff like that :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi! It was so nice to meet you too! Ooh, even though they didn't raise, they still look delicious to eat. I'd love to see some more recipes! :)


Pitu said...

delicious!!;p XX FROM ´SPAIN

Jacquie said...

they look quite yummy actually - why don't you try Brownies (all gooey in the middle and yummy) or choc chip cookies, where there's more chocolate than biscuit!

soo, anything with lots of melted chocolate in it!!

eleanor said...

thankyou so much for your comment :)

your blog is great, im following now!

scones are hard to get right, but i love 'em!


Fitness freak said...

plain scones that i can put jam on please :D

and chocolate brownies

and chocolate cookies

and chocolate fudge cake


Emilie said...

I'm not the best cook either :( When I look at Cupcakes & Cashmere I wish I could be as talented as Emily!
Try her recipes!

bekster said...

gosh! I know what you mean :D
There is never anytime for cooking anything...
sounds like you had fun though :)

Lucy said...


Stephanie B said...

Even if they didn't rise, they still look good to me!

Dancing Branflake said...

As long as they taste good!

LadyBugSays ... said...

At least they tast good! I would recommend trying sponge cake and brownies(have recipes for both on my blog) they are both a pretty easy :)

'Sofa Karen...' said...

I'm impressed you're even trying to cook anything! 'Fashionistas' are not destined to be domestic goddesses, well that's my excuse anyway. I haven't cooked anything in, ooh...about forever!!


Becca. said...

YUM! :)
seeems lovely!

(thanks to me wahoooo :))

Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

Karoline said...

mmmmm, looking good! I am trying very hard to go on a diet, you are making it really hard right now.

Maverick Malone said...

Yummm, makes me wish I had more time for cooking!

Jen said...

aww these look yummy! i definitely have to start learning how to cook.

AlejandrA said...

Thanks for your comment!
nice blog!
mm very delicious!

Fashion Butter said...

rise or not, they still look yums to me!

Sugar Kane said...

Woww they looks very good!

nuheila said...

Seems delicious!


janettaylor said...

Seems so yummy!

Catarina said...

They look delish!
If you like cinnamon, try some cinnamon biscuits. My bf is always begging me to make them. Or peppermint creams, I love them!
I'm looking forward to seeing some more recipes :)

Aney said...

Its so cute looking! Cheese scones look so good.

Closet Fashionista said...

Aww, haha...well even if they didnt rise I'm sure they are still tasty :p

Good Girls Studio said...

my motto is who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes good!

Isabel said...

if you overmix the batter they wont rise...happened to me before...but they look delish!

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HoneyBunny said...

I'm not that great in the kitchen either, heh;) Wish I had time to do that more and learn!

Josie said...

Not bad at all for your first time, love! Keep practicing and they will be PERFECT next time, I'm sure :)
xxoo Josie

Dee said...

Scones are my absolute favorite!!! These look yummy, and I'm proud that you gave it a shot, it's more than I would do! I'm a terrible cook :/ haha

ediot said...

they look yummy still! i have major food cravings right now- its in the midst of the night- 4 40- aaa
have a wonderful weekend darling

xx ediot

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

They look delicious even if they didn't rise.

I make really good oatmeal raisin cookies. My favourites.

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Looking Fab in your forties said...

I love Cheese Scones!

kumar said...

i like todaya post lovely cookies nice wow its amazing

Susu Paris Chic said...

A great start! It is difficult to find time for everything but you seem to juggle it all in perfectly. Maybe you could try pizza next?

Sarah said...

nothing i cook ever turns out right either! but as long as it's edible then its ok! xx

Wise Take said...

haha they are flat, but still look yummy.

Bunny Ears said...

I think you should have taken some kitchen plastic wrapper (do you know what I mean? you put it over a bowl, still can see whats in there but its closed though.)and on top of that a kitchen towel (or tea towel? not sure which one it is in English, sorry, I mean the one you dry your dishes with) and make it just a little bit wet, just some quick dripping, just about as wet as it is when you've used it several times to dry your hands at a time. then put it over the though (no touching so over a bowl with the dough or something) for most of the time about 45 minutes. maybe that helps.

I often bake cakes, oliebollen (haha don't think there is an Englisch word for that, they are round, very greasy, orange-brownish sometimes with raisins and are mostly eaten at the last day of the year) and much more and I sometimes have to make something rise. Always works great like this :)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Flat or not, they still look tasty!

Do you like chocolate? This is my favourite brownie recipe. It's so easy, too!


:: Ingredients ::
200g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
250g butter, chopped
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 ¼ cups plan (all-purpose) flour, sifted
¼ teaspoon baking powder
350g orange flavoured chocolate balls

:: Method ::
1. Preheat the oven to 160*C (325*F). Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted. Set aside to cool.
2. Place sugar, eggs, cocoa, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour over cooked chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate balls.
3. Pour into a lightly greased 20cm (8in) square tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
4. Cool in the tin. To serve, cut into squares.

Sometimes I substitute the Jaffas for macadamias. Either way, it's awesome!

x Jasmine

hiyaluv said...

keep trying! it gets easier and better with time! :) when i first started cooking I was terrible. then I made something good and my confidence started to grow and now I enjoy cooking because I am not so bad anymore. :)haha

Yaryy said...

mmmmh yummy-yummy :D

ANN said...

I can't even cook at all! The microwave is my best friend, haha. I love cheese scones and this makes me so hungry :)

Marinka said...

Bakery can be so tricky so I think that they turned out quit good ^^

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I can't bake to save my life! Bummer they didn't rise but as long as they taste yummy that's all that matters!

yiqin; said...

Looks yummy :)

Miss Molly said...

i am exactly the same when it comes to cooking and baking! have far more better things i would like to do! those cheese scones definitely look yummy tho so well done! xoxo

The Book of Right-On said...

I love baking, and you're right, cupcakes cashmere always makes me want to bake more!! recently i made amazing scones, yumster!

thanks for your comment :)
Margaux from BORO

Absolutely Ladylike said...

LOL I'm not a kitchen fairy either...but those look yummy!

Happy Monday, cheers: Evi

Carla said...

I baked the yummiest choc fudge cake this evening!So gooey!thanks for the comment on my blog :)

x Carla X

A Stylish Mixture said...

Your pictures make me incredibly hungry. Yum. Macadamia Cookies?

WeShop said...

Hi, thanks for your comment! These look good - like proper Scottish scones! xx

nuha nuha said...

oh i loveeee baking! and cooking! its so fun :)

love your eagle ring btw. hey if you like the tie dye cross back top why not purchase it then? i need to seriously get rid of my clothes fast! :)

a kiss from asia

Becca Jane said...

I love baking! I'm always trying new recipes, and if there is something you must try it is whoopie pies. They are AMAZING. Your life will be forever changed.

Anonymous said...

1tsp of baking power next time and they will rise. Just mix the ingredients enough so that they are all combined, you need to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore baking and those look so good:)
Have a great one my lovely:)