I felt quite chuffed having successfully bathed, dressed and even re-enacted my version of ‘The Twits’ to my nephew but then my sister informed me I’d put his nappy on back to front. Not to be deterred, I decided to bake my way to their hearts. Turning to good old Delia I found her scone recipe. I kept them small and simple for little hands and tummies but you can add sultanas and make them slightly bigger. Judging by the amount of jam on their faces/clothes/table/everywhere, I think they went down well.
Ingredients (makes about 12)
- 225g self-raising flour
- 40g cold butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of caster sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 150ml milk
- Grease a baking sheet with butter. Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/425F/220C.
- Sift the flour into a bowl and rub the butter in with your fingers.
- Stir the sugar into the flour and butter mix
- Gradually add the milk, stirring with a knife
- Once the milk has been added, use your hands to bring together.
- Tip onto a floured surface and roll to a thickness of about 2cm.
- Using a pastry cutter (4/5 cm) cut out and place onto your baking sheet.
- Re-knead the leftover dough, reroll and cut out until it’s all been used up.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Directions for use: Eat quickly and with gusto (see photos for inspiration)