Saturday, March 14, 2009
how much better could it be?
hint: they are British, they are delicious, and they go so well with a cuppa in the morning
answer: a quick and delicious batch of scones that somehow manage to disappear in seconds...
they have been a part of my life as long as I can remember, and nothing can beat the taste of a fresh hot scone smathered with delicious jam in the middle. They are a comfort food, and have an amazing ability to soothe any soul...they are there for you when you come home famished from school, help you wallow in your sorrow when a boyfriend dumps you, celebrate with you when you get a new one, rest perfectly alongside a cup of tea on a 9 month pregnant belly,
allow you to escape(even if it is just for a few moments) from one of those mornings where the kids just can't seem to get a long.....and now as I await another batch to come out of the oven I thought i'd share with you the recipe that has been there for me and will hopefully continue to do so for many more memory making batches to come:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit)
1 stick butter, chopped up
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1. mix dry
2. add butter
3. add raisins
4. mix vanilla, beaten eggs and orange juice together in a separate bowl, then add
5. mix just until comes together (very important not to overmix, otherwise gets quite doughy)
6. form into a disc on baking pan (about 1"thick)
7. slice into triangles and brush top with milk
bake at 425 for roughly 20 minutes until golden brown!