Romance with a 10 month old? Who are we kidding!

When Big D came home with flowers and wine after he finished work on Friday evening for no reason you would assume that a great weekend of romantic bliss followed….

Ha! In our dreams, for Ralph also spotted the flowers and wine and decided that this was the weekend to throw all previous parent comforting routine out of the window, decide he didnt want to go to bed until real late and not without a fight, and be the grumpiest little chappy he could be during the day, which in turn left Big D and I knackered, very grouchy and very grumpy with each other!

But you may be glad to know happiness was eventually restored after Big D bought me a new dress and I baked scones-it really is the simple things!

Ah, the yummy English tea-time treat is a sure fire hit in our household especially with a big dollop of strawberry jam and a good (dangerously thick) layer of butter.

If you need to restore calm in your household you are going to need:

225g self raising flour

25g caster sugar

55g butter

Pich salt

150ml milk

Handful of dried fruit (optional)

1 egg (beaten for glazing)

Turn the oven to 220 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet

Mix the flour, salt and butter and rub until you get a sandy consistency.

Stir in the sugar, dried fruit and milk and mix together until it forms a dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and give the dough a quick knead. Then either pat or with a rolling pin roll until around 3/4 inch thick and cut out with a pasty cutter repeating the rolling until all dough is used (you can make between 8/12 depending in the thickness)

Pop onto the baking sheet and quickly glaze the tops before popping in the oven for 12/15 mins which leaves you just enough time to pop the kettle on, kiss and make up.




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