Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm feeling a little bit British

I've been drinking a lot of tea lately. That's what people do when they're sick, you know. Especially when you have a virus that can't be treated with medicine! Argh. But anyways. Tea. Along with the tea, I've also been craving bread....or crackers...or cookies...or really anything in the carb family. I'm not sure why.

The Amateur Gourmet
must have known about both my recent love of tea and carb craving, because yesterday, he posted a recipe for cream scones. It looked really easy, and since all I'm doing is staying home as much as possible so that I can recover from being sick, I decided to make them (what an elegant sentence that was).

It's so easy! You could totally make them at home. Yes, you. Even though you think you can't cook, you could make these, no problem.

Cream Scones (I adjusted the recipe to my tastes. You'll see)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cream, plus a little more just in case
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl. See the cream, waiting on the side?

Add the cream and mix until the dough just comes together. You want a "shaggy dough" to form. You can add more cream if the dough seems dry. Don't overmix. That's bad. Add the chocolate. Yum, chocolate.

3. Spoon the dough into six blobs on a baking sheet. Brush with a little more cream, sprinkle some sugar on top and some extra mini chocolate chips as well.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the scones turn golden brown. Cool on a rack.

Now check out my scone close up!

It's nice, right? It's light and creamy and who doesn't love chocolate? These are going to go along with my tea really well. It's gonna rock. I'm going to break out into little songs and say British things like "Pip pip, cheerio, old bean, chim-chim-a-ree."

You may need to come take these away from me - not just to stop the British-ness but to keep me from eating all six of them in one day. That would be bad for my girlish figure.


Meredith said...

Mmmm. Those look tasty. I'll have to try them some times. Never made scones. I mean, I have made biscuits, which are pretty much the same thing. But I've never put chocolate chips in them. That sounds like a great addition to the scone.

Mikochan said...

Those look delish! I must try them sometime. Back at home. Where I have an oven. Damn.

Kevin said...