Apparently the household in the UK throws away fifty pounds worth of uneaten food a month and I'm certainly nowhere near this horrendous figure. It's definitely way less than a fiver's worth and decreasing all the time as I get more and more canny.
Anyway I'm well proud of my latest creation made of stuff that wouldn't have passed muster as edible in 99% of homes. My batch of scones were superlative, though I say so myself, even though they were made from a couple of ingredients that had nearly sprouted legs and could have marched themselves to the bin. To replicate my amazing recipe take:
225g self raising flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
2oz butter (in hindsight that was out of date too!)
7 tbsp of smelly past its sell by milk (trust me your granny would have done the same thing)
4oz-ish grated vintage cheddar - and by vintage I mean mingon and covered with mould. After a bit of thought I cut this off and didn't use it
Way more smoked paprika than you would have thought was required. The lid fell off the jar` but trust me it worked!
1. Heat oven to Gas Mark 7 or 220 degrees
2. Blitz all ingredients together in food processor until clumped.
3. Roll out dough to an inch thick on a floured work surface, cut into circles with a glass jar and bake on an oiled tray for fifteen minutes.
Result: Amazing lush rounds of golden, red tinged loveliness that my kid has wolfed down despite his hatred of spicy food!