Christmas 2011 went far beyond the 12 days the song boasts about. As we didn't arrive back in Australia until mid January, the exchanging of gifts carried on towards the end of the month.
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the new Annabel Langbein book, Free Range in the City, from a fabulous friend. This made for wonderful afternoon reading through those scorcher days of 40 degrees. Although it was way too hot to turn the over on, I could dream about the days when the rain would be falling on the back verandah and we would all be inside waiting for the warming offering to come out of the oven.
The days did eventually cool down, but not like my dream. The oven was turned on and the rocket from the farmers market was put to very good use to make Cheesy Rocket Scones for Beginner Bakers.
I followed the recipe fairly closely but used milk instead of cream, and as you can tell, I didn't chop the rocket. I decided on the rustic (lazy) approach of just tossing it into the bowl.
These would make a great morning tea or after school snack.