Well it’s all red, white and blue here in the UK with lots of street parties and celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I decided to get involved and entered into our village’s craft and produce competition which was held today to coincide with the Jubilee Street Party in the village.
I decided to enter into the bunting competition, having only last week mastered the technique of making bunting, although I have to say this time it took a bit longer as I did several layers to add texture and colour.
I also entered cheese scones into the baking section. I was a bit concerned as I had tried several recipes and none of them really turned out great. This morning I thought I would give my lemonade scone recipe a go even though the original recipe stated soda water, I stuck with lemonade as I wanted them to be quite light. However, when I came to put all the ingredients together this morning, I realised I didn’t have enough flour so substituted 2 cups for self raising…..and raise they did, some were well over an inch high!
I was glad I added my own twist to the original recipe as the scones came out light and very tasty, and I came first which I was very pleased with and somewhat surprised! I have to say I don’t want to eat another cheese scone for a long while!
Another surprise was my first place with my bunting, I was very happy with that result, it has encouraged me to start making more things and start up a business which I do hope to do later this year.
My daughter, Maddy, got a second for her Olympic medal in her class section and a third for her paper flag in her age section, she was very happy and of course I was very proud of her! All in all, it was a lovely street party in our village despite the on and off rain that we experienced, wouldn’t be an English summer without rain!!