Organic Wholefoods Smith St Fitzroy

I’m very fortunate that I have not one, but two organic and bulk food stores within walking distance from my house – Organic Wholefoods and Friends of the Earth. Like a bag lady I regularly carry a collection of clinking jars, plastic tofu containers and paper bags in case I suddenly feel the impulse to stock up on quinoa, coconut butter and organic rolled oats.

Today was a bulk-buying milestone. I slung a 5kg bag of Kialla Pure Foods organic self-raising flour ($14.85) over my shoulder and toddled home under its weight like a drunken shearer. The flour was for my failsafe scone recipe:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons sifted self raising flour
  • 2/3 cup double cream
  • 2/3 cup lemonade
  • Mix. Roll onto floured surface. Cut into 12 rounds. Brush tops with milk. Bake at 200 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Through numerous scone-baking sessions I’ve discovered that Kialla Pure Foods‘ flour has a stronger texture than other white self-raising flours, which means the scones actually don’t rise as well compared to cheapie Home Brand stuff. So I think next time I will adjust the recipe to include some baking powder.