Let me first show off my little red riding hood coat, as I like to call it. I snagged this one on Boxing Day. I love the color red, warm coats with big hoods and good deals, so this was a win x3.
Now for the scones. These are so easy it's hard to believe they taste so good. I started making these late in the morning and they were the perfect brunch. The recipe lends approximately 10 scones and takes hardly any time to whip up.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter at room temp.
1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients and mix it in with your fingers until only small pea sized bits are left.
2. In a small bowl beat egg and milk together. Sir wet mixture into flour mixture until fully moistened.
3. On a lightly floured surface kneed dough briefly. Choose whether to add other ingredients, like dried fruit, lemon or orange zest. I cut my dough in half and added dried cranberries and orange zest to one part.
4. Roll dough out into 1/2 inch round. Cut pie piece wedges out of the dough and place on baking sheet.
5. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.
While the scones are baking, I highly recommend making some Devonshire cream. Here's a great recipe for it. I was able to get Robba's Cornish Clotted Cream at my local grocery so I stuck with that. It's really tasty. I even enjoyed mine with the homemade blueberry jam my sister sent me for Christmas. Thank you Alicia, I love it!
So so good.
What adventure did you have this week? Link up at Alicia's Homemaking.