So for my first real post about recipes I found in my spam folder, I looked for something I could actually make. Now this isn’t a cooking blog. There’s a lot of those, and some of them are very good. This is just a blog about the recipes I’ve found in my spam folder. Strangely, none of them actually involve spam. Lots of other things though.

Anyway, I looked through the pile of recipes and found something I thought I could not only make, but eat. The recipe was titled DELICIOUS ENGLISH SCONES, and I do love a good scone. My favorites are brown scones, but I thought I’d give this one a try.

So, on to the recipe!

Place in a mixing bowl

Four cups of sifted flour,

Two tablespoons of baking powder,

Two level tablespoons of sugar,

One-half teaspoon of salt.

So I did that. And I had a pile of white powders in a nice shiny mixing bowl. I tried to take a picture of that, but it didn’t turn out well. I guess next time I’ll use a glass bowl and not a metal one. Hopefully I’ll get better pictures that way.


Rub between the hands to thoroughly mix and then rub into the flour five level tablespoonfuls of shortening.

I went with butter for the shortening.  I suppose I could have used lard, but no lard on hand.

Now beat up [pg 46] an egg and then add one-half of the beaten egg to one and one-fourth cups of milk. Beat to mix.

I assume from the [pg 46] left in the middle of that text that they were copying it from a cookbook and just went whole hog with it. Apparently spam senders like to pad their messages with lots of text to get past spam filters. The good thing for me, there are got recipes in it.

 Use this to make a soft dough. Turn on a lightly floured baking board and knead for three minutes.

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I took a picture of the dough. I guess I wanted to prove that yes, this recipe did make something… even if it isn’t done yet.


Now divide into five pieces and mould each piece round like a saucer, and cut each way, making four wedge-shaped pieces; place on a well-greased baking sheet and brush with the remaining half of the egg, and bake in a hot oven for fifteen minutes.

The recipe says ‘bake in a hot oven’. Aren’t ovens all hot when you turn them on? I did ask google and found out that ‘hot oven’ actually means a temperature range of 400-450. Since I’m not sure, and apparently they aren’t either, I split the difference and went with 425.

And here’s a picture of the result… They aren’t pretty, but they’re certainly tasty!

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Until next time… toodles!