The contestants have shown great skill, precision and patience with their Baklava, Schichttorte and Entrements.
So to counteract that, I'm going to share a recipe made a) without measuring, b) in a bonfire c) on a stick. I though there needed to be some good old chaos cooking let loose on the interweb to balance out all that precision. Chi or something.
So, I bring you….. drumroll please… Scone On A Stick!
|This must be one of the most scenic scone photos out there...|
|Step #1: Give your small person something to do whilst the cooking is going on, to avoid too many trips to the fire to see if it is ready yet. Painting shells and sticking on goggly eyes did the trick!|
|Dough, meet stick (and Mr E, who is too tall for landscape photos…)|
|Going all out on the bonfire cooking - baked potatoes too (and sausages, which had already been cremated and consumed by this point!)|
Self-Raising Flour (around 150g)
1 sachet instant porridge (I used an apricot and honey one that was dairy free)
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp margarine (I used Vitalite to be dairy free - butter would be fine if you're not restricted)
Milk to mix (again, I used dairy free almond milk, but regular would be fine, or any other dairy free variant)
Rub in the margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir through the sugar.
Add the milk a splash at a time and stir until it forms a sticky dough.
If you go too far, don't worry - just add a little more flour.
Find some sticks - ones without any side branches are best.
Take approx 2 tbsp of the dough and wrap it around the top end of a stick, leaving a handle to hold onto.
|Mr E, the chief bonfire chef|
Enjoy hot, straight from the stick, with a dollop of jam or a drizzle of syrup.
|Warm scone, woodsmoke, fresh air and jam = guaranteed happiness|
|Elegant afternoon-tea wear. In the mind of a child, Hello Kitty :-) Katie Morag Kilt :-) Rainforest leggings :-). All worn together = :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)|
|The downside… subsequently handwashing syrup out of a kilt, and jam/syrup out of hair in an outdoor shower!|