Friday, 13 July 2012

a lot of giveaways for you

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Hello hello! As I mentioned earlier, I have lots of giveaways coming up! In fact I have seven all sorted and coming up over the next few weeks, thanks to Schweppes. Yay!

Schweppes are re-launching their mineral waters and so here is some information: 
1. Schweppes Mineral Water is sourced from pure Australian springs, giving it a clean, crisp taste that will not linger on the palate and interfere with the enjoyment of food, therefore making it a perfect accompaniment to meals. 
2. Schweppes Flavoured Mineral Waters have 25% less sugar than leading Soft Drinks, making them a healthier alternative.
3. Schweppes Mineral Waters have all natural colours and flavours, making them a healthier alternative to full sugar soft drinks

and all this sounds pretty good to me. I’ll be honest, I’ve yet to try any but as I always, always, have their soda water at home, I have the feeling I might just like them too.

And this is the perfect time to share my amazing scone recipe. This is honestly how I make them, and I thought the coincidence of one of the ingredients was too good to pass up. These scones are delicious, fluffy and light and just perfect… and guess what soda water I use?

So, to make my amazing scones, you need:
– self raising flour
– butter
– milk
– soda water
– lemon juice

It’s the quickest and easiest thing. Pre heat the oven to about 230C, mix everything in a bowl, adding the soda water last. I have no idea about amounts, but aim for a consistency that is very sticky and almost dry, and scoops out of the bowl easily – everything should stick together. Put fat dollops onto an oven tray lined with baking paper, and cook for 8-12 minutes. My oven is on the hot side, so I check after about 8 minutes, but it can take a little longer.

When they’re done, remove from the oven and lift the scones in their paper hammock and place on a rack to cool. Then, because it’s impossible to wait too long, try not to burn your fingers when you add butter, jam and cream. Last night we had blueberry jam. Yum.

Now, on to the giveaways! Here they are, in a list, and I’ll be posting them over the coming weeks. Do you have a favourite?

– 1x Witchery Voucher to one reader worth $200

– 3x KIT nail polish packs to three readers worth $30 each

– 3x double Gold class tickets worth $65 each

– 2x Kikki K Stationery packs worth $50 each

– 2x Loccitane Handcream worth $40 each

– 1x Brunch with the girls worth $100

– 1x Beauty/Spa day pack worth $150

A pretty good list, isn’t it? I look forward to hosting these and I hope you enjoy them too!
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Kitsune-kun said...

ooohh my yuuuum!

Brianna M Headley said...

The Witchery voucher looks great, and the recipe, what amount of each ingredient is appropriate?

Junaluska said...

Mmm scones! They look delicious.

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

You are going to be such a busy lady organising/hosting all of these fabulous giveaways. I've heard about using soda water or lemonade for scones and would love to try it one day. A few weeks ago at school I made scones with cream, milk and of course flour. They're so simple, and there's so many different ways to make them.

Peta said...

my favourite would be the witchery voucher but i'd love to win the gold class movie tickets. I've never been!

Peta said...

i'd choose the witchery voucher but would also love the gold class movie vouchers. I've never been!

Debs said...

They all sound pretty good to me. I'm trying that recipe this weekend.

ourdailydress said...

Nice one! I'd love the Witchery and the Kiki K prizes... mmmm, stationary.

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a thoroughly fantastic array of giveaways, thank you very much to treating all of us to the chance to win one of these stellar prizes. Many thanks too for the yummy scone recipe - it really puts one in the mood for a beautiful afternoon tea party.

♥ Jessica

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Is there a Baby Cat giveaway?

Nika Chick said...

Good news! Looking forward to it :)

Alli said...

Ooooo.....great scone recipe :) yummy!
Those giveaways look great. All of them are amazing, but if I had to pick one it would have to be the spa retreat (if it's in Brisbane, of course :) ). I have two crazy little boys (2 and 1/2 yrs, and 7yrs), so any 'me time' to relax would be AWESOME!!!! Lol ;)
Ps. Love your new profile pretty ( as always ;) ).

Anonymous said...

This is so great!!!! I love Schweppes, and your blog even more, so now it's a perfect combination! :) I guess my favourite giveaway would be something from the beauty products...I don't know how the rules of the game apply to the UK...Could you tell me something about that?

Sarah Dee said...

Oh my goodness! I live in the unites states, would I be able to participate?


Miss Marie said...

Ooh, hopefully I'll be able to enter things like the brunch and spa days as I'm making a trip to Australia soon! I assume they wouldn't be valid in England ;)

ConstantlyAlice said...

Yummmmmmm..that is all.

Mara said...

Those scones look so delicious! I will definitely be trying your recipe soon!

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