Cheese Puff Drop Scones for Dummies

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I usually make cheese scones but decided to retry this recipe for Cheese Puff Drop Scones… and they really are to die for!  So very light and tasty, made and ready to eat faster than scones, and far less mess, too!  I made a double mix (made 16 big ones), but the recipe – as given – will make 8 to 10.

Cheese Puff Drop Scones are a quick way to extend a meal, or have a robust snack in minutes, and unless you really over-mix, you just can’t go wrong.  Easy-peasy!

Cheese Puff Drop Scones, ready to serve with lashings of butter.

Cheese Puff Drop Scones, on greased and floured tray, ready for the oven.

Cheese Puff Drop Scones, just out of the oven, on tea towel.

Cheese Puff Drop Scones right out of the oven.

Cheese Puff Drop Scones, ready to serve with lots of butter.

Ingredients:

1 egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Plain Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 cups Grated Cheese – I used tasty but any strong harder cheese is fine – try 1/2 a cup of Parmesan!

Optional: pinch of paprika or curry powder or any other herbs or spices you enjoy (I added fresh chopped parsley). A little grated onion (no more than 1/ a small one) is fine to add, too.

Method:

Preheat  oven to 200C (400F).

Whisk together egg & milk in a medium sized bowl. Add to that the flour, baking powder, salt & cheese (I also added a pinch of curry powder). Mix lightly but well until just combined.

Prepare a baking tray with non stick oil spray, dust with a little flour, and dollop tablespoons of the mixture evenly spaced onto the tray.

Bake in a hot oven 200C (400F) for 10 minutes or until just golden brown and sounds hollow to tap.

Place a clean tea towel on an cooling rack, place Cheese Puff Drop Scones on this, and cover for a few minutes – IF you can…..  I bet you’ll be eating them hot, with lashings of butter – and the smell is divine, too!   Enjoy!

NOTE: I doubled the recipe for these photos – again I had a hungry hoard to feed!

Cheese Puff Drop Scones for Dummies
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Recipe type: lunches, baking, snacks
Cuisine: traditional
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8 large
 
Cheese Puff Drop Scones for Dummies - light, quick, tasty and easy-peasy. Anyone can make these for a meal in minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups Grated Cheese – I used tasty but any strong harder cheese is fine – try ½ a cup of Parmesan!
  • Optional: pinch of paprika or curry powder or any other herbs or spices you enjoy (I added fresh chopped parsley). A little grated onion (no more than 1/ a small one) is fine to add, too.
Method
  1. Preheat  oven to 200C (400F).
  2. Whisk together egg & milk in a medium sized bowl. Add to that the flour, baking powder, salt & cheese (I also added a pinch of curry powder). Mix lightly but well until just combined.
  3. Prepare a baking tray with non stick oil spray, dust with a little flour, and dollop tablespoons of the mixture evenly spaced onto the tray.
  4. Bake in a hot oven 200C (400F) for 10 minutes or until just golden brown and sounds hollow to tap.
  5. Place a clean tea towel on an cooling rack, place Cheese Puff Drop Scones on this, and cover for a few minutes - IF you can.....  I bet you’ll be eating them hot, with lashings of butter – and the smell is divine, too!   Enjoy!
  6. NOTE: I doubled the recipe for these photos – again I had a hungry hoard to feed!

 

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TURKISH PIZZA or Lahmacun – tasty, makes great picnic food, too

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Called Lahmacun in Turkey, TURKISH PIZZA or Lamhmacun is a variant of a yeast dough with meat and cheese pizza found in the Mediterranean region, with less tomato and more spices.  Beautifully fragrant from the oven, this is enhanced traditionally by a squeeze of half a lemon over the meat mixture.

Tradition also shows in the shape – instead of the circles of an Italian Pizza, the Turkish Pizza or Lahmacun is a long oval in shape.

Make for dinner, for lunch or make in the morning and take wrapped in foil for portable but different picnic food.  If you have a breadmaker appliance, the dough is quickly done, but as it’s a one-knead, one-rise dough recipe it’s also easy to make by hand.   The recipe, as given, made 4 large oval Turkish Pizza or Lahmacun, and half to one per serve was fine.

Again, very few pics as the “hungry hoards” weren’t interested in waiting!  Not with that cumin-y, lemony odour wafting around!   I couldn’t get one of the two trays, I was lucky to get a pic of one plate!   Yes, they all disappeared VERY fast…..!

One of the two trays with large pizzas, ready for the oven

Half a large oval Turkish Pizza or Lahmucan ready to serve

Dough:

1.25 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoon oil or melted butter

1 teaspoon sugar

3.25 cups high grade flour

2 Tablespoons Surebake yeast or ½ envelope of dried yeast.

 

Filling:

250 gm lean lamb mince  (beef can also be used, but lamb is best)

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1.5 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon dried mint

.25 cup fresh mint leaves

2 diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce (optional)

1.25 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 egg beaten with a little water for glaze.

To Serve: squeeze of I/2 lemon on the hot pizzas.

Method:

  • Make dough in breadmaking machine, or mix by hand in large bowl, knead by hand on floured bench, and leave in a greased bowl, with a cover of plastic wrap, until doubled in size.
  • Process onion, lamb, spices and sauce, and dried mint, process until paste-like, then add fresh mint and diced tomatoes, process until shredded.
  • Divide dough into six pieces (don’t “punch it down”), roll into ball, knead a little, roll out into oval shapes (roughly 20 cm x 10 cm, or to fit your oven sheets).
  • Baste edges with egg wash, spread filling down the middle of oval.  Bring edges in to not quite cover filling,  pinch the ends of the ovals (as shown), baste with egg wash, sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Place onto hot trays and bake in preheated oven at 220 degrees C (fan oven) or 240 degrees C in regular oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Best eaten straight from oven, but can be reheated next day.  They make great, easy-to-carry, picnic food, and for this purpose, make 8 – 10 smaller ones.

TURKISH PIZZA or Lahmacun
Author: 
Recipe type: lunch, picnic, dinner. snack
Cuisine: Middle East
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
TURKISH PIZZA or Lamhmacun is a variant of a yeast dough with meat and cheese pizza found in the Mediterranean region, with less tomato and more spices. Beautifully fragrant from the oven, this is enhanced traditionally by a squeeze of half a lemon over the meat mixture.
Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 1.25 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoon oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3.25 cups high grade flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Surebake yeast or ½ envelope of dried yeast.
  • Filling:
  • 250 gm lean lamb mince (beef can also be used, but lamb is best)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • .25 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1.25 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg beaten with a little water for glaze.
  • To Serve: squeeze of I/2 lemon on the hot pizzas.
Method
  1. * Make dough in breadmaking machine, or mix by hand in large bowl, knead by hand on floured bench, and leave in a greased bowl, with a cover of plastic wrap, until doubled in size.
  2. * Process onion, lamb, spices and sauce, and dried mint, process until paste-like, then add fresh mint and diced tomatoes, process until shredded.
  3. * Divide dough into six pieces (don’t “punch it down”), roll into ball, knead a little, roll out into oval shapes (roughly 20 cm x 10 cm, or to fit your oven sheets).
  4. * Baste edges with egg wash, spread filling down the middle of oval. Bring edges in to not quite cover filling, pinch the ends of the ovals (as shown), baste with egg wash, sprinkle with grated cheese.
  5. * Place onto hot trays and bake in preheated oven at 220 degrees C (fan oven) or 240 degrees C in regular oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  6. * Best eaten straight from oven, but can be reheated next day. They make great, easy-to-carry, picnic food, and for this purpose, make 8 – 10 smaller ones.

 

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Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding – cooked in just 8 minutes, but just like Grandma used to make!

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Just the easiest Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding, ever – blessings on your microwave!  It’s edging quickly into Winter here in New Zealand, and the nights are getting cooler, so “the troops” are pining for “comfort food”, and in this household, that’s hot puddings!  Preferably with sauce!

The Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding tastes just like the Steamed Golden Syrup Puddings that Grandma used to make, that took AGES to steam – THIS version will be ready in around 10 minutes – from making to finished baking!

Memories of childhood winter comfort food, the Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding is so easily and quickly made, and – better yet – it’s a great way to feed a family of four, with the simplest of ingredients from the pantry, or extend a meal to accommodate unexpected guests, without loosing your cool or rushing out to the supermarket!

I’ve been hitting the microwave recipes a lot, lately, and I’m NOT sorry about that as I’m teaching a mother how she can feed her family cheaply and quickly, which is great for a working solo mum.  Make this size Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding in a smaller microwave ring pan…. Double, and use the largest sized ring pans.

And guys!  You’ve been joining this site a lot lately, and this Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding is something you’ll love!  While there’s nothing left over when this one is put in front of a family, it’s so quick for a working male to make, too – and it keeps (covered in the fridge) for a few days, and reheats in less than a minute in the microwave.

Oh, and I have to admit something…….. I’ll have to make it again, very soon.

Why?

Because the “hungry hoards” swooped on the Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding as soon as it was cooked, and there was no way I had time to take the pictures!!

 

Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding
PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 8 mins
Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding – cooked in just 8 minutes! – is an easy economical and totally yummy self saucing pudding that will bring back memories of childhood days, winter evenings, and that delicious golden syrupy flavour.

Ingredients
• 60 g butter
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 cup self-raising flour
• 1 1/2 cup boiling water
• 3 Tablespoons golden syrup

Method

 Mix together milk, sugar and flour in a bowl (or a pyrex glass casserole dish)

–  If using the pyrex glass dish, simply top with chopped butter.  If using a microwave ring pan, dollop the batter around the base, and top with butter.

–  Dissolve the golden syrup in the boiling water and pour over the top of the batter.

–  Microwave on high for 8 minutes in a very large bowl.  Be careful removing from the oven – that syrup is HOT!

– Serve with whipped cream, yoghurt, custard, ice cream, apricots, peaches…. you get my drift…  Just get stuck in and enjoy!

Simple, comforting, easy, cheap, and quick!

Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding - cooked in just 8 minutes!
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Recipe type: dessert
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Microwave Golden Syrup Pudding - cooked in just 8 minutes!! - is an easy economical and totally yummy self saucing pudding that will bring back memories of childhood days, winter evenings, and that delicious golden syrupy flavour.
Ingredients
  • • 60 g butter
  • • ¾ cup sugar
  • • ½ cup milk
  • • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • • 1½ cup boiling water
  • • 3 Tablespoons golden syrup
Method
  1. - Mix together milk, sugar and flour in a bowl (or a pyrex glass casserole dish)
  2. - If using the pyrex glass dish, simply top with chopped butter. If using a microwave ring pan, dollop the batter around the base, and top with butter.
  3. - Dissolve the golden syrup in the boiling water and pour over the top of the batter.
  4. - Microwave on high for 8 minutes in a very large bowl. Be careful removing from the oven - that syrup is HOT!
  5. - Serve with whipped cream, yoghurt, custard, ice cream, apricots, peaches.... you get my drift... Just get stuck in and enjoy!
  6. Simple, comforting, easy, cheap, and quick!

 

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