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How to prepare skona? Nobody knows secrets of the New Zealand cuisine of

when and from where the first people came to New Zealand, but there is the general opinion that Polynesians from the central part of the Pacific Ocean reached coast of New Zealand at the beginning of the 13th century. Since 17th century, the country emigrants from the European countries began to occupy and brought with themselves taste of newly-baked bread.

I early in the morning in any cafe can be tried now directly with a heat about a heat the hot rolls called by scans: sweet, with nuts, raisin, dried fruits, chocolate, fresh berries, cinnamon; and the most popular among a kiwi (New Zealanders so call themselves) - with dates, salty - with pepper, garlic, onions, cheese and greens.

Skona traditionally connect with Scotland, Ireland and England, but who precisely deserves honor of the inventor, nobody knows for certain. The first mention in the press is made by the Scottish poet and is dated 1513. And it is not surprising that the poet sang of this delightful, easy and fragrant bakery product. Skona are called in honor of the Stone of Destiny, the throne place where the Scottish kings were crowned. And it is not casual, they resemble a throne superficially.

Recipes of scans a huge set, but it is necessary to know some secrets which remained from generation to generation and … Oh, praise to heaven!. Nevertheless reached me. Edmonds`s book, very popular in New Zealand, gave invaluable help to me in it. This book is in each family, it - as the culinary bible for each hostess. All in smudges and spots, read almost to holes, the book - a relic was descended to me by the husband`s relatives. And then, when I began to study it and to try recipes, I understood the value and the importance of this magic book.

And now I will share these secrets with you. Everything is very simple! What products you would not use for preparation of scans, dough needs to be done very quickly, the texture has to be firm and dry. It is impossible to knead long ingredients, to form dough carelessly as if effortlessly.

Skona several days keep tastes, they can be warmed in an oven or a microwave. But, of course, there is nothing more perfectly for breakfast, than just baked skona. I tried a set of options and the technician of preparation of scans. And from all that variety salty and pastries here such two recipes most of all were to the taste to me.

Air skona with cheese and parsley

to us will be required to

:

3 glasses of flour.

6 h l. baking powder or 3 h l. extinguished soda.

1 pinch of salt.

75 g of butter.

100 g of any firm polished cheese.

Pepper to taste.

the Bunch of parsley and a half of a bunch of cilantro to chop (it is possible to use any greens).

1-1,5 glasses of milk.

to Warm an oven to 200 degrees. To sift flour, to add a baking powder or soda, salt, to grate oil, all the time rolling in flour. To pound oil with flour until mix does not turn into a crumb, to add polished cheese, parsley and pepper. To mix everything to homogeneous mass. To pour in 1 glass of milk and to mix quickly with a knife in elastic dough. To add more milk if it is necessary.

To lay out everything on the table which is slightly sprinkled with flour and from the test to create square shape, leaving some height (about 5 - 8 cm). To cut 12 squares, keeping a form and height untouched. Skona at distance, sufficient for rise (they increase several times) to lay out on the baking sheet oiled or covered with baking paper. To grease top with egg with milk and to bake in the top part of an oven within 10 - 15 minutes till golden color. As soon as skona bake, to give on a table with cream and a cup of freshly brewed tea.

Sweet skona with dates

to us will be required to

:

4 - 4,5 glasses of flour.

6 h l. baking powder or 3 h l. soda.

250 ml of any colourless aerated water (for example, sprite).

1 pinch of salt.

250 ml of cream.

100 g of dates. Dates small to cut

. In a cup to mix cream and aerated water, to add salt, a baking powder or soda. To pour out flour (4 glasses) and to mix quickly with a knife in elastic dough if it is necessary - to add still flour. To lay out all on the table which is slightly sprinkled with flour and from the test to create square shape, leaving some height. To cut 12 squares, keeping a form and height untouched. To lay out on a baking sheet, to grease top with egg with milk and to bake in the top part of an oven within 10 - 15 minutes till golden color. When skona bake, hot to give on a table with jam, oil and a cup of herbal tea.

Tea drinking pleasant to you!

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