Random Acts of Kindness Day
Did you know that today (17th February) is Random Acts of Kindness Day?
Acts come in two categories, the ones you plan and the one that move you in the moment, mine is planned as I will be making scones and taking them over to some new neighbours to say welcome.
If you would like to do that same I will give you my recipe.
250g low fat yogurt
25ml double cream
400g plain flour
2tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp bicorb of soda
½ tsp of sea salt
50g cold unsalted butter, diced
yogurt to brush the tops.
Preheat the oven to 220C, or 200 fan, or gas mark 7
Stir the cream, yogurt and sugar together and leave for a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve
Sift the flour, cream of tartar, bicarb and salt in a large mixing bowl and lightly rub in the butter
Stir the yogurt mixture in the flour and gently mix until you get a sticky dough
Place the dough on a floured surface, flour the top then pat down to a thickness of about 3cm, then cut the scones with a 6cm cutter and place on a lined baking tray
Brush the tops with some of your yogurt mix and bake for 12-14 minutes.
Plain and simple, but a base to try out whatever flavour takes your fancy
Ginger and apple
Red chilli and tomato
Onion herb and bacon
The possibilities are endless, as is random acts of kindness. If scones are not your thing then maybe something as simple as giving a random stranger a compliment, pay for someone’s parking!!
Whatever you chose to do, don’t just confine it to one day.
The phrase Random Acts of Kindness is attributed to Anne Herbert who wrote it on a placemat in Sausalito, California is 1982.