Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Got Milk : Chocolate Scones



It was Arfi who gave the announcement about this event in KBB mailing list. GOT MILK, created by Linda for supporting World Breast Feeding Week, 1 - 7 August 2009.

Here's the reviews of this event, copied from Linda's Blog.

OBJECTIVES OF WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009

- To draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide.
- To stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
- To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
- To mobilize action and nurture networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response.

RATIONALE

- Children are the most vulnerable in emergencies – child mortality can soar from 2 to 70 times higher than average due to diarrhoea, respiratory illness and malnutrition.
- Breastfeeding is a life saving intervention and protection is greatest for the youngest infants. Even in non-emergency settings, non-breastfed babies under 2 months of age are six times more likely to die.
- Emergencies can happen anywhere in the world. Emergencies destroy what is ‘normal,’ leaving caregivers struggling to cope and infants vulnerable to disease and death.
- During emergencies, mothers need active support to continue or re-establish breastfeeding.
- Emergency preparedness is vital. Supporting breastfeeding in non-emergency settings will strengthen mothers’ capacity to cope in an emergency.

(from: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/themes.htm)


So here's my entry.. Chocolate Scones. Very simple but I hope you like it.



CHOCOLATE SCONES
Recipe from Easy Baking

Ingredients :
225 gr self raising flour --> I used plain flour plus 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp caster sugar --> I used 3 tbsp
pinch of salt
85 gr unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 to 5 tbsp milk
5 tbsp chocolate chips

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 220'C/425'F
  • Grease a baking sheet and line with baking paper
  • Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the egg and milk. Reserve 1 tbsp for glazing.
  • Add the chocolate chips, mix well together to form a soft dough.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 2 cm.
  • Cut out to 8 to 10 circles using a round cookie cutter
  • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush the tops with the reserved milk.
  • Bake in the preheated oven 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown.

3 comments:

linda said...

Scones are my favourite sweet bake, never had them with chocolate though. Should be even better ;)
Thank you for your entry to Got Milk?

Mira Assjarif said...

You're welcome Linda. Actually this is the second scones in my kitchen. The first time was totally a failure. I kinda love it also... Not that sweet, taste like a plain bread. Craving it with a sweet hot chocolate milk would be just awesome. :)

linda said...

Just wanted to let you know that I (finally!) did the round-up for Got Milk?