The new Irish Country Magazine is out today, I haven’t seen it yet but if you are visiting my blog here from having seen a mention of myself tweeting and picnicking within its glossy pages, I bid you welcome and hope you enjoy my blog.
If you liked the look of my ‘spot o dick’ (which is a scone mixture and it makes a fabulous fruit bread) within the picnic feature, here’s the recipe:
Spotted Dick or Spot o’ Dick
1 lb plain flour
4 oz margarine
4 oz sugar
2 teasp bextartar
1 teasp baking powder
6 oz sultanas/raisin mix
half a pint buttermilk
Sieve the flour etc into a large bowl and mix all the dry ingredients with the margarine until they look like breadcrumbs. Then add the raisins/sultanas until they are dispersed. Add the egg and the buttermilk, mixing with a broadbladed knife, roll with your hands into a circular shape and pop in the oven for 25-25 minutes at 200 Celsius.
Absolutely gorgeous for tea with real Irish butter and homemade jam or clotted cream and jam. ?I have also posted my recipe for clotted cream if you would like to have a go.