Travelling 6 hours to meet Paul West is definitely worth it! For those of you who haven’t had the privilege of watching River Cottage, he is the host of the Australian version. Nothing could compare to meeting your food hero…. except for getting to meet him, go up on stage and taste the food he had just cooked!! Best steak sanga…. EVER!!!
In honour of the most exciting day of my life, I would like to share with you quite possibly the most amazing pumpkin scone recipe that you will ever try, from the man himself, Paul West. Definitely a good one for the Grannies at church. For the amazing pumpkin scone recipe, you can find it here.
Only thing I did differently, was to make some butter from cream. This is really easy to do, you just add a pinch of salt to cream and beat until you start to get grains of butter. Squeeze them together and drain off the buttermilk (don’t throw this out, it can be used for other things). If you want to keep the butter more than three days, put the butter in a jar with cooled boiled water, shake to remove the last bits of the buttermilk. This is really important as the butter goes rancid otherwise…. trust me….
Paul West, if you ever read this (and fingers crossed, you will one day), I would like to thank you for being the most down to earth and generous person and celebrity. You not only made my day… or my week…. or month, or even year… but quite possibly my whole childhood. You rock 🙂