Anchors Away! (Competition)

I like cakes, they make me happy. I also like baking as this too makes me happy.

When Anchor asked me if I'd like to share my favourite elevenses snack as a part of their campaign to bring back the mid-morning goodness, I jumped at the chance to indulge!

Go on admit it, your mouth is watering isn't it?

Strictly speaking, this should be for an afternoon tea. Also strictly speaking, it should be a scone. However, it is neither a scone, nor am I that bothered about whether I eat it at 3 o'clock. I tend to find that leading up to 11 o'clock my blood-sugar levels are dropping and I need a pick me up to get through to (an often non-existent) lunchtime. I have a snack at half past ten on a working day, so why not at home with The Boy?

The reason this is not a scone is because I have bad memories of trying to make them. My grandmother only once tried to teach me how to cook and failed miserably on her part. She read the recipe incorrectly and told me to put a tablespoon of salt in and consequently, and to no-one's surprise, the scones were disgusting! Shop-bought scones always taste chemically and leave me with an after-taste.

Therefore I give you an easy elevenses recipe (adapted from my own blog-post), to be eaten with clotted cream and strawberry jam or not.

  • 60g caster sugar
  • 300g self raising flour, sifted
  • 85g Anchor butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 150g Low Fat Natural Bio Live Yogurt
  1. Sift the flour, butter, baking powder and the sugar into a bowl, and using a food processor or mixer whizz together until fine crumbs form.
  2. Add the milk and yogurt and mix until a soft dough forms .
  3. (I decided to add a handful of raisins at this point).
  4. Bake the not-scones for 25 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

Let me just remind you of the simple beauty of my Elevenses:

I have one of these special edition Anchor aprons to give away to one of the readers who comments below telling me their favourite elevenses snack.

Sorry, did I say one? I meant ten! Yes that's right: ten! Anchor are feeling generous and therefore providing ten of you lucky souls with one of these gorgeous aprons, and you just have to do the three really simple things listed on the rafflecopter form (Facebook 'like' & comment are mandatory, tweeting is a bonus entry).

What are you waiting for? Get entering!

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I have been sent a commemorative Anchor set for taking part in their campaign. The recipe and story, including the tablespoon of salt, are my own.

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  1. emma Cella says

    My favourite elevenses snack would be a slice of (homemade) cake – I … in your kitchen and maybe even make your favourite mid morning treat …

  2. says

    i won't enter for obvious reasons (!) BUT those scones do look scrum my and seem easy to make so i might just give them a go myself very soon! i do LOVE a good scone – with butter, with jam, with cream? all 3? now that would be indulgent! x

  3. says

    my favourite would be a chocolate Γ©clair – cept I cant eat them – so it has to be a slice of my micro-nutrient cake.
    I bake a lot but have never ever mastered a decent scone – I given up trying years ago with mine you have to butter one and put another on top ( not a problem for me I eat them dry) and pretend you cut them

  4. Kirsty Fox says

    My husband bought me a cupcake maker for xmas, so we have loads of cupcakes at the moment and they are definitely my favourite elevenses snack!

  5. Samantha Deakin says

    A jacob's cracker, spread with tomato puree and a thick slice of mature cheddar cheese. yummy.

  6. Katherine Aitken says

    I love loads of things. But at this time of year, hot cross buns with melted butter and home made raspberry jam.

  7. Sue Hunt says

    Syrup & Sultana Pancakes (when I can get them) if not crumpets do the trick. At this time of the year it has to be something hot.

  8. Louise Middleton says

    I love a homemade flapjack with a cup of hot chocolate. I'm pleased that early baking disaster didn't put you off as those scones look delicious, so much so, I just have to go and make some πŸ˜€

  9. Caroline Cummins says

    yum yum yum!!! Sweet waffles with maple syrup or vanilla icecream, yuuuuuummmmmmmmmmy

  10. Natalie Henderson says

    If I'm feeling really naughty it would definitely be fruit scones with real butter, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Mmmm…. πŸ™‚