Friday, December 3, 2010

Sweet Saturday: I'm in a Jam.

Have you ever been so inclined to make something,
only to open the fridge or cupboard and find your missing some of the most vital ingredients?
I know I have, alot.

Yesterday I decided I was going to make scones.
Butter, cream, lemonade, oil - 
the thousands of different recipes left me confused as to which one to try.

Until I opened the fridge.
No butter.
No cream.

Because I was racing against time 
(read: the sun was looking like it was threatening to go back into hiding)
I decided to use a butterless and creamless recipe. 

Don't you agree these gorgeous jams from Anathoth were just SCREAMING for scones?
I was lucky enough to be sent their Three Berry Jam  and Cherry Berry Jam

I love good jams. 
I say good, because that's what they have to be.
I want them to taste real and homemade and have chunks of actual fruit.
I don't want to be eating something that's 99% sugar, 1% fruit. 

Now that I've gotten older and discovered real jam,
I love it with cream cheese on toast
or as a topping for oatmeal.

Anathoth's Three Berry Jam is a combination of strawberries, boysenberries and blackcurrants
and contains no preservatives, added pectins or colours.
The three berries combine to make a delicious jam that, like their pottles say 
"tastes just like homemade"

The Cherry Berry Jam is a new flavour for Anathoth,
It's full of juicy cherries and has a delicious flavour.

I'll admit, I was wary about this one. 
I looked at the label and thought about that horrible processed fake cherry flavour.
But my fears were soon relieved when I tasted the jam.
No fake cherry flavour in sight! Instead it was a delicious natural cherry flavour.
Just as it should be.

It's not quite as thick as the other jam because cherries are a fruit that is lower in natural pectin
but it's thick enough to spread on scones or toast - well, whatever you please really!

The Help! I'm out of Butter, scones recipe

2 cups of Plain Flour 
1Tbsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar  
(you can use caster sugar or icing sugar - depending on what's at hand) 
1/4 tsp Salt
1 egg
1/4C Oil  
(Light flavoured oils like vegetable, canola or rice bran oil work best)
1/3C Milk 
1/4C Warm Water 

Preheat oven to 200*C (390*F)
In a large bowl sift flour and baking powder, add sugar and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, oil, milk and warm water.

Add wet mix to dry mix and mix until just combined (adding a little extra water if required).
Turn dough onto a floured workspace and pat out until 2cm thick.
With a scone cutter (or the rim of a glass cup/tumbler) cut out scones.
Place scones onto a baking tray, allowing room for them to spread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until risen and light golden in colour. 

So there you have it, 
A scone recipe for when you're in a butter-less jam.
I know I know, That was lame!

To get your hands on some Anathoth Jam, head to your local Coles, Woolworths or IGA store.
I promise you won't regret it! 

But do tell me,
What would be your ultimate morning/afternoon tea menu?
and Are you often caught without vital ingredients on hand? or are you more organised!

My mum's ultimate morning tea is exactly what you see above
hence why you're seeing it! 
I'm a fan of a summer morning tea, full of delicious summer fruit.

Kristy received Anathoth Jams courtesy of
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  1. I love jam! My weekends are never done unless I have buttered toast with lots of jam on it! And here in Montreal, we get a ton of great home made kinda jams. Love your photos of course - the first one especially! The jam on scones look so yummm!!

  2. Thanks Toni! Homemade style jams are the best :)

  3. Kristy I cracked up at the name of this recipe! Love it :) I think the jam definitely screams scones. Chocolate chip are my fav. I love cucumber and cream cheese tea sandwiches and ham salad tea sandwiches. They are always served at this tea place we go to and I could seriously pig out on those little morsels.

  4. Haha - I thought it was fitting! Little tea sandwiches are so cute! and they always taste better than regular sandwiches :P