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Scones Recipe

Scones are a special English teatime treat.  They are very easy to prepare. Just try and enjoy!!


  • 225g/8oz self raising flour ( fariña con levadura )                  
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g/2oz butter
  • 25g/1oz caster sugar ( azucre glas )
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten, to glaze (alternatively use a little milk) ( ovo para untar por riba )


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  4. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
  5. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
  6. Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and good jam and maybe some clotted cream.



  On Monday 1 December the students of 3rd year and 4th year ESO¨went to A Coruña to see a play in English called "A Christmas Carol" adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, one of Britain's most famous writers.
This story is about a mean old man  who hates Christmas but some things happen and he sees what his future will be like if he continues with his attitude.
The characters in the story were: Mr Scrooge, Fred Cratchit, Linda Cratchit,Tiny Tim, Fanny, Marley's ghost, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and some secondary characters. They were only played by two actors and two actresses.
The script was fun and the scenes were short, so they were easy to understand.
The costumes were very nice, especially the one of the Ghost of Christmas Present. She was Lady Gaga! The scenery was beautiful . I liked the songs. My favourite was the last one "Thanks for opening your heart".

But before going to Salesianos School to watch the play we visited the San Carlos Gardens where the British general Sir John Moore is buried. He died at the Battle of Elviña.
We also read a poem in Galician language written by Rosalía de Castro and another one by Charles Wolfe in English, both of them dedicated to the memory of Sir John Moore.
Here's a photo of the group standing around the bust of Sir John Moore.

And after the play we went to visit the Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse.
A guide told us about the structure of the tower. We learned some interesting facts  and then we climbed to the top. Climbing up was exhausting , but the views from the top were great!!  We took a lot of photos.

And we ended our trip at the Marineda City shopping mall , where we had lunch and shopped until 4.30pm.
It was a fantastic day!

                                                                                            by  Laura Ponce ( 4ºA)


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