This post is sponsored by Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy Yoghurt.
These lemon and rhubarb scones make the perfect afternoon tea treat for a special visitor, or ravenous hoards of children!
All four kids tumble into the house, plonk themselves down at the kitchen bench and look ravenously in my direction. “I’m hungry” they chorus. I tell you, it would unnerve even the most steely of cooks, having these four starving beasts pacing around waiting to be fed! But I am made of tougher stuff… or… er… I hope I am.
“Let’s cook something” I announce and at once there is a flurry of suggestions…
“Something with strawberries!”
I am not keen on chocolate, or pancakes, and the strawberry patch is still all leaves and flowers at this time of the year but it gives me an idea. I grab a basket and head outside with everyone following. To the rhubarb patch!
I can always rely on good old fashioned rhubarb, and I can always rely on the hens for a few fresh eggs too. The kids scatter as I head back inside to make some scones.
As I put my cubed butter into the freezer and slice thin crescent moons of pink rhubarb, I wonder if I am slowly turning into my grandmother. But no, my scones won’t be near as good as hers were.
I heat up the tray in the oven, warm the milk and yoghurt before I add it to the dry ingredients, and try to make sure not to over work the dough. Little tricks I have been learning to make my scones light and fluffy.
I have another trick to make them extra lemon-ey – some Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy lemon cream yoghurt. Man this stuff is good, so creamy, so lemon-ey!
Scones in the oven, scones out of the oven. They all come scrabbling back in, just in time for me to finish putting jam and a dollop of lemon yoghurt (so much better than cream!) on all of the scones.
It took me around 45 minutes from picking the rhubarb, to taking the scones out of the oven… it took four kids approx 3.7 minutes to eat every last one. Maybe I am turning into my grandmother after all!
Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy yoghurt has been reformulated and is creamy and divine. It’s sweet without being too sweet with just the right amount of fruit. There are no preservatives or artificial colours or flavours, and no gelatin, it’s thick and delicious without all that stuff.
There are eight new flavours – Field Strawberries, Original Sweetened, Field Blueberries, Mango & Passionfruit, Lemon Cream, Yellow Box Honey, Caramelised Fig and Raspberry & Coconut.
It comes in a 150gm tub, but you should really get the 600gm tub, because you’ll eat the lot in a day, unless your kids find it first!