I CAN FINALLY SHARE THESE SCONES WITH YOU!
Blegh. Between the Boil Water Advisories and then the epic rainstorm followed by the terrifying Day-After-Tomorrow-esque tundra, I almost thought I’d never be able to tell you about my first experience eating a scone.
“You’ve never eaten a scone? Are you daft, woman?!”
Seriously though: never had a scone. Ever. It’s not exactly like they were all the rage when I was growing up. Most of the time I just picked up a Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel for breakfast…
scones didn’t appear on the scene until I got old enough to be a food snob.
only a tiny not really a food snob. As I got older, I just gravitated more towards newer, different foods and farther away from the likes of Hamburger Helper and Easy Mac.
I mean, once you learn how to make mac and cheese from scratch, you can put any cheese you want into it.
Oh and as much as you want.
Aka: eat ALL THE CHEESES.
Oh and cheese got fancier as I got older too! American cheese is great for grilled cheese, to be sure, but then I found blue cheese, gorgonzola…
oh and goat cheese. Goat cheese is my life. Goat cheese could very well be the sprinkles of savory food.
It makes everything better.
Okay but back to scones! So I’ve never had one before, and as such I definitely never baked any before in my life. So I turned to the lovely cookbook section of my library and found this recipe for Lemon Cream Scones in a fantastic baking book entitled “Homemade Comfort”. I may actually end up buying this one: it’s so full of classic baked goods that I’ve never had the chance to bake before!
Homemade biscuits, cinnamon rolls, shortbread…and of course scones!
So scones are like sweet biscuits. At least that is what I deduced after munching on
four one while photographing them. They are really quite superb for breakfast since they aren’t nearly so cloyingly sweet as doughnuts or cakes.
But, I mean, if you want to eat doughnuts and/or cakes for breakfast, please do not let me stop you.
Doughnuts make me go nuts. For reals.
But I am definitely warming up to scones! Especially if they are accompanied by a cozy cup of tea or coffee. As soon as it gets warmer, I am planning to throw a heaping handful of blueberries into these to jazz them up even more.
I have a lot more baking adventures lined up for this year that include other classic baked goods I’ve never made from scratch. Some experimenting with buttermilk biscuits is certainly in order, as is the frying of true yeast-risen doughnuts.
It’s going to be quite the year, so I hope you subscribe and stay tuned to see what I post about next!