Sunday, February 28, 2010

A new love: scones

Granted, I've only made a few different recipes... but I am in love with the ease and simplicity(give or take) of making scones!

Maybe its the geometric triangles that I get to cut into a huge slab of dough...
or the fact that I get to use my hands to knead and shape the dough...
or maybe just the warm acceptance of everyone ooh-ing and aah-ing at scones. Fancy!

Plus, I get to use ingredients that I already have, and I even get to use stuff I've been meaning to use up (ahem - heavy cream).

So - back to the scones. Michelle of Brown Eyed Baker posted recently a walk down memory lane... which led me to this recipe!

However, even though for once I actually had enough heavy cream (Thanks Costco!), I ran out of dark chocolate chips!! That's a first. So I just threw in a mix of whatever opened bags of chocolate chips I had lying around... white, mini, semisweet, milk...
This dough was SUCH a joy to knead and shape. I was almost giddy.

And this near giddyness led me to sprinkling on some happy colorful sugars! It's so innocent and sweet... like rainbow sprinkles on a doughnut. If you don't like that, then sorry - we can't be friends. (Just kidding, please be my friend.)

My scones however didn't seem to brown on the top... that was disappointing. It came out pale and bleached looking. Hmmmmmmmm.


Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the scones - they look great, I love the sprinkles on top! As far as them not browning - did you brush them with the melted butter before baking? That should do the trick!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love eating scones - but I never made them! I shall have to change that. Hearing how happy you get from making them - I want that happiness too! They look scrumptious.