This was my fourth year as a mother for Mother’s Day. It’s been pretty amazing, the past four years. Mother’s Day hasn’t ever been a big celebration for us, maybe just a nicer meal than usual and a “Happy Mother’s Day”. This was the first year though that my four-year-old daughter was able to understand what Mother’s Day is, or well, sort of! She made a pretty sequined magnet and a collage at preschool for me for the special occasion.
I also got an Eco Cup because I mentioned earlier that I’d like to take a cup of coffee along with me on those cold, early mornings when I have to walk my daughter to preschool, but I didn’t have a nice travel cup.
And now I do. It looks almost just like a takeaway paper coffee cup, but it’s not. The cup is porcelain and the sleeve and lid are silicone. Apparently I can use it at coffee shops, if I request for the barista to fill it instead of a paper cup. Neat!
I also got Julie Goodwin’s cookbook, Our Family Table. Julie Goodwin was the winner of the first MasterChef series in Australia, last year. It’s a brand new book, only being released within the past month. It’s a nice little cookbook and very stylish. The recipes are easy enough even for a novice.
I’ve already made one of the recipes in Julie’s book, treacle scones. Apparently the recipe comes from Julie’s great-grandmother, who enjoyed them when she herself was only a little child.
The were so easy and quick to bake up. I had never made scones before and haven’t actually eaten that many of them. I decided to make these because I haven’t anything to enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning for breakfast!
Mmm, I had one with blueberry jam. Very nice! The only thing I did differently from the recipe was to use honey instead of treacle, because I have no treacle. So I guess that my scones aren’t technically treacle scones.
I’m sorry I can’t share the recipe for these scones with you, as, of course, the book has a copyright on it. I’ve noticed that some cookbooks state that no part of the book may be reproduced in any form, etc., and other cookbooks don’t. If the cookbook doesn’t have this in it, then I would post it here. But Julie’s cookbook does, so I’m going to respect the copyright so I won’t get into any trouble! If you’re interested in baking treacle scones, do an internet search and I’m sure you can find a similar recipe. 🙂