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Daily Calendar for Saturday, April 23, 2022

Question of the Day

Do British scones always contain raisins? Where can I find a β€œgenuine” recipe? Those I’ve tried don’t do justice to β€œreal” scones.
No, British scones do not always contain raisins; they are optional. Here is a recipe for Cream Tea Scones that appeared in the Canadian edition of The 1997 Old Farmer’s Almanac: 2 cups all-purpose flour; 2 tablespoons sugar; 1 tablespoon baking powder; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/2 cup butter; 1 egg; 2/3 cup milk or light cream. Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the butter. Beat the egg lightly, reserving a tablespoon for topping. Add milk to remaining egg, beat, and add to dry ingredients. Stir to make a soft dough, knead, and roll out on a lightly floured board. Cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, and brush with reserved egg. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12 to 14 minutes. We should point out that our β€œall-purpose” flour is a little harder than the β€œplain” flour called for in traditional British recipes, which gives a slightly softer scone. A good substitute for plain flour is half all-purpose flour and half cake and pastry flour.

Advice of the Day

Eat artichokes to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Home Hint of the Day

Knots on new woodwork will bleed through a careless paint job. Apply a coat of a white shellac stain-kill product such as B-I-N. Let the shellac dry, prime the bare wood, then paint over it with any color.

Word of the Day

Shanty
A small crude shelter used as a dwelling. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.

Puzzle of the Day

Where do cows go on Saturday night?
To the moo-vies!

Born

  • William Shakespeare (playwright) –
  • James Buchanan (15th U.S. president) –
  • Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Shirley Temple Black (actress) –
  • Roy Orbison (musician) –
  • Lee Majors (actor) –
  • Tony Esposito (hockey player) –
  • Judy Davis (actress) –
  • Valerie Bertinelli (actress) –
  • George Lopez (comedian & actor) –
  • Melina Kanakaredes (actress) –
  • Kal Penn (actor) –
  • Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder) –

Died

  • William Shakespeare (playwright) –
  • William Wordsworth (poet) –
  • Harold Arlen (composer) –
  • Howard Cosell (sports journalist) –
  • Paul K. Keene (pioneer of organic farming in U.S.) –
  • Boris Yeltsin (president of Russia) –
  • David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter) –

Events

  • Church of England annulled the marriage between Catherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII–
  • First postage stamps issued in Canada–
  • Guelph, Ontario, incorporated as a city–
  • Hank Aaron hit his first major league home run–
  • Ranger 4 spacecraft launched–
  • Natalie Wood made Harvard history when she became the first performer voted the year’s worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her citation–

Weather

  • Denver received 23 inches of snow in 24 hours–
  • Ice out, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH–

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