Monday, 23 June 2014

Recipe for Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes)

... Sent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to President Eisenhower in 1960
(Source = letter 001 in  Letters of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher, 2013)


4 teacups flour
4 tablespoons caster sugar
2 teacups milk
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons bi-carbonate soda
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons melted butter

"Beat eggs, sugar and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together adding remainder of milk as required, also bi-carbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.

Enough for 16 people

"Though the quantities are for 16 people, when there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk, but use the other ingredients as stated.

"I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar and that can be very good, too.

"I think the mixture needs a great deal of beating while making, and shouldn't stand stand about too long before cooking."

And that's it!

I will add a photo when I have tried...

Sunday, 30 September 2012

C'est demain !

Et pendant tout le mois d'octobre :

Friday, 28 September 2012


Si vous êtes tentés par de jolies cartes de visite pas trop chères, je viens de recevoir, en moins d'une semaine, des minicartes "glossy" de Moo. Elles m'ont coûté 15€ et des poussières...
Tempted by pretty, affordable business cards? I just received a hundred glossy minicards from Moo. They cost me less than £12 and arrived within a week of ordering them...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Courtesy of

I love this!
It's such a great answer to give to all those "generous" persons who offer artists and crafters an opportunity to work for free...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ça avance...

... Petit à Petit :

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