25 October 2008
Have you ever seen Little Britain?? I don't know whether I should admit publicly that we have (it's a bit crass)! There is a particular sketch on it where two blokes who think they are ladies go into some posh TeaRooms and have "a nice cup of tea with the ladies" (click here to see it)
The particularly poncey way they said it seems to have stuck in our family's vocabulary...
Now, whenever we have cups of tea together, the kids crack up at the funny way daddy is talking; we all talk posh and have tea with the ladies.
Miss Fab has a little friend at kindy who is a very sweet boy and who she says she will marry one day (unbeknown to him, I think!) Let's call him "Desley".
She says, "Well, I think Desley is very clever. He does want to be a superhero when he grows up not just work in an office. But when we practice being mums and dads in the family corner, he is just awesome. He doesn't run away or anything!"
Honest, that's word for word what she said! Sometimes it's very hard to keep a straight face!
Last Saturday we fancied Devonshire Teas. So I made these lovely cream and jam scones. Mmmmmm. Cups of tea (from the pot) with the ladies. Lovely!
Devonshire Teas (with the Ladies)
3 cups Plain flour
6 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of milk, approximately
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Rub in the butter so it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the milk and mix quickly with a knife. Knead a little bit.
Press flat until about 2cm thick. Cut out circles with a glass. Place circles of scone dough onto a floured oven tray (or baking papered). Brush tops with a little extra milk. Bake at 2200c for 10 mins or until golden brown. Makes 12.
Serve with strawberry jam and whipped cream, and a pot of Tea. Superb, dahling!!