Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nutella Scone

You must all be wondering why I have called you here to the library today. Is is so that I may show you my Nutella Scone.

[special dotty tea towel]


To make these, prepare your normal scone dough, omitting the usual small quantity of sugar. Roll or press it out into a rectangle, spread with a layer of Nutella, roll it up and cut it into slices. Arrange on a baking-tin and bake at a high temperature for 10-15 minutes.

Am I right in thinking you don't have a few special tea towels you keep folded away in the table napkin drawer, to be used only for blog photography? No, me neither.

[special pink stripe tea towel]


But if I did, I'd only have three: the dotty, the pink stripe, and a blue floral. I plan to raise my game and acquire more, or risk my blog being remaindered.  While I haven't posted, so many of my readers will have gone off to finalise their book deals, or launch their range of cashmere ponchos. They'll be too busy and important to loiter round here, shooting the pink breeze. The mushroom will show willing.

Lucille, if you haven't already read it, you will like Elizabeth Von Arnim's Elizabeth and her German Garden.  Sue, you too.



32 comments:

  1. It's on my list Mise, I enjoyed An Enchanted April. As luck would have it my children have been begging me to buy Nutella and in about two hours the Ocado van should be at my door with not one but two jars of the stuff (there's a good deal).

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    1. Jammy whirls, made similarly, are nice too. Quince, perhaps?

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  2. I have and I did. In fact it is the very first book on my alphabetically ordered book shelf. I ignored the 'v 'for 'von'. Was that correct? Did you know that you can get lightly whipped 'Nutella' from Whole Earth? You can eat it straight from the jar with a clearer conscience because it is mostly air.

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    1. But if Armin is first, Lucille, where do you store Aeschylus?

      And thank you for the whipped Nutella tip! Only this morning, my daughter informed me of the existence of (and necessity for) Cookie Butter. I have learned so much today.

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  3. That international story of the girl, the family dog and the Nutella is a myth, you will be pleased to know, and if you don't know, don't ask.

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  4. I am actually ashamed to say that I do have a few special tea towels squirrelled away in a drawer, that come out when we have visitors !!!! The act of a true lifestyle blogger !! …. don't tell anyone Mise. XXXX

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    1. That's exactly the fine, spirited upholding of standards I would expect from you, Jacqueline.

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  5. Don't let's get into tea towels. I have several that are far too nice to contemplate actually using. Even for visitors. Especially the one with the geese on.

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    1. When may we see the one with geese on?

      I wonder whether anyone has ever actually used a Thornback and Peel tea towel

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    2. Now you have me tempted. The last six would suit my minimalist kitchen perfectly... for design purposes only of course.

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  6. Mise over the years I have collected some nice tea towels and linen napkins which can also be used essentially the same way, even as a place-mat! So there, it is worth the money because of multi-uses and of course their prettiness!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Kitchen linen is to you and me, Karena, what motorcycle replacement parts are to men. I am glad the tea towel has its rightful place among your Arts.

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  7. When we were doing photos for my cookbook I suddenly realized the importance of the tea towel as photo prop. Mise, have I been missing your posts or have you been on hiatus? Either way, it was a nice surprise to see you pop up in my blogroll this morning!

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    1. On hiatus, Karen, but glad to be back. I thought of you as I tried to downsize big stuff to small stuff.

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  8. Mise, can you imagine a person who has never tasted Nutella? She just typed that question. However, I do have a little square white dish that looks very much like the once that's displaying your curled-up scone. That scone looks like a great gateway to Nutella.

    I've made a note of the Von Arnim book, and hope to find it at the library.

    Tea towels. I do like using a rotation of interesting tea towel designs in my tiny kitchen. When I travel to the UK, I usually buy a few more tea towels to bring home as gifts for friends who share my appreciation of the art form. It's also important to me to bring back gifts that were actually made in the UK.

    As always, thanks so much for the pleasure of visiting here. xo

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    1. You'll like the book, I am sure, Frances; it shares your gentle ways.

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  9. I was given some tea towels for Christmas last year that are too nice to clean up spills and stuff. As for this recipie - my middle son is nutellatastic, so I have bookmarked this to make at the weekend. Lidl had an offer on it, so I have two large jars in my cupboard.
    Lovely to have found your blog.
    Leanne xx

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Leanne! Am I the only person in the western world to have paid full price for her jar of Nutella?

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  10. The tea towel tip is an excellent one, although mine are old and shabby. I shall look out for suitably chic ones immediately.

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  11. Hello Mise, I have just come across your blog......Love it and looking forward to more!! xx

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  12. How did you know about my tea towel drawer I only have three for 'presentation' purposes - methinks this only happens in blogland but they are too nice to use for anything other than taking photographs.

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  13. I would just like to note that that the body over there (yes, that one, the one only partially covered by the Butler's pinny on which the scones are so temptingly arranged) is nothing to do with me.

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  14. Ug. Now I have to go get the cinnamon rolls out of my fridge. It's not very nice to wave delicious looking foods in front of pregnant woman. ;)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  15. I spent some time this rather dark October afternoon making scones again - I used to make them for my children but they are rarely home now, so it's just me and R (and the dog of course). Anyway they came out really well, so I might try you nutella version next time. The boys would love them! Nice to meet you.

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  16. I have a tea towel phobia. It has been suggested by some, including (most vociferously) my mother, that this was deliberately adopted to get me out of the washing up. (Just writing about tea towels has me shuddering at the thought.)

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  17. I have a small collection of tea towels, my favourite of which had chickens on it. I never wipe dishes though, they are always left to drain.

    I have never bought Nutella...

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  18. That's my problem - no especial tea towels! I think you may have saved me. Why don't people talk about these things - it would have been nice to know!

    Forever gratefully yours.... xxo

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    1. Ha! But no one can spare me from the miserably shameful faux pas of leaving my comment on the wrong post. yeesh. ;) In my defense, you drew me in and I couldn't stop reading!!

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  19. Special 'blog teatowels'? I'm quite sure I know nothing of what you speak of! ;)

    Lovely to see you back - you do make me giggle so...

    S x

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