I like scones, I like them a lot, and Helen gave me a fantastic old women's weekly cookbook for christmas, which contained a recipe for scones. And they're soooo easy! So I started making them a fair bit. Here's my recipe:
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ~35g butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon bi carb
- 2/3 cup of plain jogurt
- handful of sultanas/raisins
Rub the butter into the flour, add the dry ingredients and mix, then add the jogurt and mix it all up. Knead lightly, (You might need more flour, or less, depending on how runny your jogurt is) then pat it out about 2cm thick. Cut it out in circles about 5cm across, then pack closely together on a greased pan, and bake at 230-250°C for about 10-15min. Brush the tops with some milk for some nicer brownieness :)
Delish! (Original recipe cuts the salt, cuts the baking powder and cuts the bicarb, but needs Self Raising Flour, which you don't get in Iceland) (Original recipe also calls for 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of water, but I find the jogurt makes them fluffier)
Anyway, I'd made a batch to take as supper, Bjöggi had organised a caving trip. After the experiences on Nátthagi, I wasn't keen on winter caving, but Sængukonuhellir is down at sea level, and we knew the entrance pretty well, so we knew we weren't in any danger of dropping in to anything.
Of course, it later turned out we weren't in any danger of anything at all! The entrance was so thoroughly choked with snow we couldn't get in anyway, though Bjöggi sure tried :)
On the way home, we stopped off briefly at Kleifarvatn, which was a spectacular sea of broken up ice. It looks like it had broken and refrozen repeatedly, it was like a giant bowl of crushed ice. With the wind and rain and dark, my pictures completely fail to convey how sparkly and wonderful it was, but I at least tried.