Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Life as I Knew it...

... was many things. It was busy. It was fun from time to time. It was filled with people and day to day activities. What I didn't know was that life as I knew it was lacking. There was a huge void. I mean wide open gaping pit. How could I have been so lost? Don't worry, I've been rescued. The gap as been filled. By what? Why these!I have recently been on a Scones kick thanks to "THE" Domestic Goddess herself. I was recently talking to my mom about this fattening path I've been headed down and she thought she would help to add on the pounds I've been working so hard to shed, and sent me a new scone recipe that she had recently enjoyed. So I decided to give it a shot today. And they are my FAVORITE. So because I loved them so much I thought I would share the recipe with all of you. (And I hear you laughing at my ugly brown plates. But I'll have you know that I love those plates. They were Jason's great grandpa's plates... you know the one we honored by giving Benton his middle name, Gainford.)

Apricot-Orange Cream Scones
2 cups flour
3 Tbs. Sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup white vanilla chips
1 1/3 cups whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbs. Orange Juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In lg bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt. Mix well. Add apricots and white vanilla chips. Add whipping cream all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

On lightly floured surface knead dought 6-7 times until smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 6" founds; cut each into 4 wedges. Place 2" apart on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over warm scones. Serve warm.

Notes: For the lightest, most tender scones, quickly mix and shape the dough, handling it as little as possible. Use only a sprinkle of flour on the work surface.


Alissa said...

you can send your next batch via UPS, please.

Suzeeduzee said...

Oh my gosh, those look good!

Katherine said...

These look to die for!

Katherine said...

I'm sorry- I just read what you wrote about "the pounds you've working so hard to shed"?! What are you, crazy? :) You are so tiny!!

dlyn said...

Wow - those look yummy! Nice blog :)