Baking day

One of the simple pleasures of life aboard Roobinesque is baking. Today both bread and scones are on the menu. We’re hoping to have a guest aboard this afternoon when a friend who’s in the middle of a yacht delivery drops by for afternoon tea on his way south to Brisbane.

There’s nothing more delicious than the aroma of baking bread filling the boat. I reckon the guys in the nearby fishing tinnies must be able to smell it too as there seems to be an inordinately large number of them loitering around Roobi 🙂

It’s also intensely satisfying baking our own bread. For the next two or three days we’ll exchange smug little smiles as we enjoy fluffy ciabatta for lunch or dip it in olive oil and dukkah as we watch the sun set. It’s all part of living lightly and simply as we sail through life.

Scone Recipe

4 cups of self-raising flour

300 mls of cream

1 can of lemonade

Pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl using a knife.

Once combined tip out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.

Use a scone cutter and place scones on baking paper on tray.

Place into a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees centigrade.

After 15 minutes check and bake for longer if required.

Let them cool just enough not to burn your fingers then top them with jam and cream!


4 thoughts on “Baking day

  1. Barbara, we did kayak ashore this morning and walk a couple of kilometres to buy milk so I’ve happily justified the extra dollop of cream 🙂 However you’re, so right – I’m heavier now than I’ve been and I’m determined not to stretch any more skin!

  2. Thanks, Delores, there are times when I miss aviation and wonder if we’ve made the right call but life is short and we have no idea what’s around the bend. Better to live life in the moment than wish we’d followed our dreams and realise we left it too late!

    I love being able to share it with friends and family via my blog and social media. It’s almost like having you all along for the journey 🙂

  3. Love the smell of newly baked bread with butter … Love scones too… But not very good for the waistline is ate too often lol

  4. Hi Helene. I don’t often experience envy of other’s lifestyles but your life aboard Roobi sailing up and down the east coast writing and cooking sounds idyllic. Good on you both for taking the plunge and going ahead with it and realising your dreams. Cheers Delores

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