No Fuss Baking

 

That’s really what I’m all about. You see, my Kitchen Aid mixer died a while back and I just haven’t had the time to get it repaired. Actually, with the Kitchen Angel baking mixes always on hand, I haven’t been inclined to get the mixer fixed because there really isn’t a need for it anymore … all I need is a bowl, a baking paper lined tray, egg whites and the best kitchen utensil you could ever have – your hands – and off I go into baking wonderland!

 

We’ve always been keen bakers in my family, and there were many years growing up where without doubt one of us would be in the kitchen cooking up something sweet. A pavlova here, a coffee roulade there, chocolate chip cookies for the lunch boxes and almond biscotti for our visitors. And the best bit about it all was that it meant we got to sit down together after cooking up that special batch to indulge while we shared stories and had a few laughs. But then life got busy, and the thought of setting aside an hour or more to shop, drag the mix master and trays out of that far to reach corner cupboard, prep, bake, wash up and all the rest was, frankly, exhausting.

 

But ever since we were introduced to the Kitchen Angel mixes the whole family has changed the way we approach our baking. For me personally, if a recipe involves more than 1 bowl or if it needs a mixer, then it is not even given more than a two second glance. I’ll leave those recipes for anyone who has the patience, time and a functioning mixer to go through a full baking routine.

 

A little while ago I came across a one-bowl, no fuss recipe on one of my favourite blogs, Alexandra Nea, for Buttermilk Blueberry Scones (American style scones – rock cakes to us aussies).

 

Having finished my domestic chores a little earlier than expected today, I thought I’d give the recipe a go. And it is obviously my lucky day because as it turns out, I had all the ingredients* needed for the recipe – so half the work was already done! And taking into account prep, baking and cleaning time, I’d say you really don’t need more than 30 minutes to bake a batch of these beauties.

 

So I’ve got to say, I’m feeling pretty smug right now. My place is sparkling clean, I have a batch of freshly baked scones cooling on the rack and have put on the coffee percolator, which I can hear has just started to rise up now.

 

I wish computers had smell-o-vision, because the smell wafting through my house right now is divine.

 

 

I had better go for now. My mum and sister have just arrived and that percolator is definitely calling my name. Think we’ll have these scones with the pistachio butter I made the other day (recipe to come later). I can’t think of any better way to enjoy afternoon tea than with two wonderful women in my life, can you?

 

Love, your Angel,

 

 

Cat

 

P.S. If you’ve got any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you.

 

* Buttermilk can be substituted with yoghurt – so don’t despair if you don’t have any buttermilk at home!! I used fresh blueberries, but I’m sure frozen berries would work just the same.

 

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