BASIC PLAIN SCONES with Cheese, Pumpkin and Savoury variations

Taking my lead from the Great British Bake Off I feel I have to say –  “It’s Scone Week” as I’m going to post five different scone recipes.  Mum was a great scone maker so I wasn’t surprised to find this many recipes in her collection.  This first one is the basic mix and then Cheese, Pumpkin and Savoury variations.

SAVORY LAMB CHOP BAKE

Winter is only four days away here in Victoria, so it’s time to start thinking of hearty winter casseroles.  The combination of tomato sauce, vinegar, curry powder and brown sugar in this recipe reminds me of another one I make, which has pumpkin instead of the potato in it.  The good thing with this recipe is that you probably have all the ingredients in the cupboard so it can be a last minute decision to make it.

SPICY LAMB AND COUSCOUS PIE

This recipe comes from an Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Pies without Pastry’ liftout dated August 1994.  I love the first paragraph explaining what couscous is and where you can buy it.  It was obviously a very new ingredient back then, quite a contrast to how easy it is to find in every supermarket now.

CREAM CHEESE SLICE (NO BAKE)

As you can see this recipe is from the Keysborough Bowls Social Club Simple Slice Recipe book.  I’ve never made it, but I can remember seeing it on the table at a few “bring a plate” events back in the 70s when my kids were little.  It’s sort of a fake vanilla slice – the plate was always empty at the end of the event it must taste good.

PUMPKIN FRUIT CAKE

I’ve posted recipes for lots of different fruit cakes since I started this blog, but have just realized that a Pumpkin Fruit Cake recipe is missing from the collection.  Mum and I have both made the pumpkin version over the years, we didn’t use wholemeal flour, but either way the pumpkin is a nice touch to the traditional cake.