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Grandmother’s Cooking

Even as a child I knew that my Scottish grandmother was a cook of fantastic imagination and skill. Born in St. Andrews Scotland in 1886, she knew hardship and the sorrow of loosing five brothers in World War One. She went to New Zealand in 1926 with her two sons and daughter, looking for a better life. That was just in time to experience the poverty of the fantastic depression. Out of all that came the creative cooking skills of being able to fashion a meal out of whatever simple cooking ingredients or leftover meal was available. She could make the most tasty food out of simple ingredients. Now looking back, I know that as a child, many of my most treasured moments were the times I watched and talked with her as she worked her magic in the kitchen. So in this article, I want to share with you one of her simple but tasty creations;

SCONES

3 cups of flour

6 teaspoons of baking powder

¼ teaspoon of salt

2 ounces of butter

1 ¼ cups of milk

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cut butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add milk and mix quickly to soft dough with a knife. Lightly knead. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour. Press scone dough out onto the tray. Cut dough into 12 even-sizes squares. Leave about a 1/8th-inch space between the scones. Brush tops with milk. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, to a golden brown.

Nothing is more enjoyable than sitting with loved ones, sharing a pot of tea, conversation and these tasty scones spread with strawberry jam and topped with whipped cream. Yes a “Devonshire Tea Party”. Delight in.

Mel Lewis has been a Class AA Member of the PGA of New Zealand since 1969. A descendant of the Anderson family of St. Andrews Scotland, he must be one of the last people alive who were apprenticed in the craft of making hand made golf clubs. He has many years of experience in retail sales, owning and operating his sporting goods store in Wellington City, the capital of New Zealand. Now living in the San Fernando Valley close to Los Angeles, he has conducted many “Golf Tournaments 101 Seminars”, helping and teaching charities, schools, corporations and fundraising groups the secrets of producing successful fundraiser golf tournaments. He combines his retail experience along with his interests in wine, food and cooking into the website discountkitchenwareworld.com discountkitchenwareworld.com This site is part of the Admel Marketing Company, located in Reseda, California. Mel can be contacted at mailto:kiwipromel@socal.rr.com kiwipromel@socal.rr.com



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