Saturday, March 6, 2021

Felicity's Breakfast Scones

These scones make a delicious breakfast or tea time treat

I’ve been using this scone recipe for 17 years now. (Gosh, that makes me feel so OLD !) It came from my Mum’s cousin, Felicity. When I was a student in Durban (South Africa) I used to sometimes go and spend weekends with Felicity, her husband and her daughter as they lived in a suburb of Durban at the time. I loved the break from dorm life, and being in a family environment for the weekend … Felicity used to make these scones for breakfast and serve them warm, right out of the oven with butter melting into them and slathered in a tart raspberry jam.

Mmmm …. they bring back some wonderful memories, and they are now a regular in my own kitchen. I usually make them on a Sunday afternoon, and they are also a great standby if you suddenly have unexpected visitors for tea. (Which, let’s face it, doesn’t happen that often on a remote farm !)

Here is the recipe (which I’ve adapted slightly over the years). The secret to this recipe is to have a very light hand and not to over handle the dough. If you do that, you should have perfect scones every time – this recipe hasn’t let me down once in 17 years !

Felicity’s Breakfast Scones

2 cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp Sugar
Pinch of Salt
3 tbsp Margarine
1 Egg, beaten
½ cup Milk

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar & salt. Rub in the margarine, until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add the beaten egg & milk. Mix with a fork, until mixture leaves the sides of the bowl. Knead gently (and quickly) on a floured surface. Roll out quite thick – about 1 to 1 ½ cm – and cut in to rounds. Bake at 200’C/400’F/Gas Mark 6 for +- 10 minutes.

I’ve also made these into cheese scones before (husband’s request !) by omitting the sugar and adding ¾ cup grated Cheddar cheese instead.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


View of Kilimanjaro from my old home

It has been just over 10 years since I left my life in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro & the beautiful country of Tanzania & relocated to South Africa. 

During this time, I turned my blog off, for personal reasons. I have had so many requests over the years to make it public again & for my old recipes to be made available - so, here it is ! (Excuse the outdated format & poor photo quality, but I wanted to leave it exactly as it was !) 

TO FIND OLD POSTS & RECIPES - See the "Archives" or "Labels" tabs to the right, or use the search bar.


• When I stopped the blog, it was being read on every Continent/Worldwide (including Antarctica & on ships at sea !) 

• It ranked no 13 in Tanzania, no 628 in Africa & had won a few awards as well as extracts being published in local & overseas publications (Eg "Chicago Sun Times" & "Getaway Magazine")


I will not be updating this blog - I wish to leave it as a collection of wonderful memories of a very special time in my life, aswell as a resource for people not only for my extensive recipe collection but also for those of you wishing to find out more about the beautiful country of Tanzania & for those of you planning a safari there in the future !


  Me today-a decade since I wrote the blog !

I still live in South Africa & am divorced from Ivan.  However, we remain the best of friends, are in weekly contact & he visits our children here as often as he can.

The farm we lived on in West Kilimanjaro was sold & soon after I left Tanzania, Ivan continued farming in another (very remote) part of the country where he still lives today.

My daughter, Logan is now 16 & my son, Paul is 11 - my blog covered my pregnancies, Logan as a toddler & Paul's birth - how time flies !

Justin still works for my ex husband, caretaking a property we still jointly own on the edge of the Arusha National Park & I keep in regular contact with him.


I hope that you enjoy reading through my blog & re living some wonderful memories with me ~ and a BIG thank you to my faithful readers who have kept in touch with me over the past 10 years via email & Facebook ! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Wishing all those of you who celebrate it, a wonderful Christmas day today ! Thanks, too, to everyone for all the emails that have been coming in since yesterday - I'll get around to replying soon ;)

I have a special message today for all those of you who are spending Christmas alone, or without their loved ones - I know how hard it is for you, and I will be thinking of you especially today - those of you who have lost loved ones, or who's children have flown the nest, single parent families or those of you who have loved ones working far away from home, or perhaps in hospital during this time .... may you have extra strength today to get through the Christmas season which I know, is not an easy one for many.

Lots of Love
Lynda XXX