This recipe was born from one for pumpkin cheesecake given to me a while ago. I’d been wanting to try it for ages and decided that dessert for a Sunday lunch with friends and family was the perfect opportunity.
This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes to make when you only have a few minutes to spend on preparing dinner. It’s fresh, tasty and healthy, and only takes 5 minutes to put together. Then it cooks for about 45 minutes, while you go off and do other things, before needing another 5 minutes at the end to finish up and serve.
It’s also versatile in that you can serve it with many different options of “starch”. If you’re going low-carb, it works really well with cauliflower or broccoli rice, as I’ve served it here, or cauliflower or broccoli mash. You can also go more traditional and serve it with mashed potato or sweet potato, or rice of any description and/or lightly steamed green beans.
There is no doubt in my mind that the best scones in Cape Town are served at Kirstenbosch Tea Room. They are moist and fluffy to begin with, and when you add the jam and clotted cream they’re served with, it takes them over the edge into total deliciousness.
I’ve made scones for many years but was never particularly happy with them, especially after I started having tea at Kirstenbosch. So I decided to experiment with trying to recreate the Kirstenbosch scones. After much research on different techniques, I came up with this recipe, which I think is pretty close. Continue reading