Saturday, March 28, 2009

Snow and Scones

Today is a beautiful day! Snow day!! I LOVE snow :)
(as long as I don't have to drive in it)

Watching snow, sipping coffee and baking! I love to bake while my world is sprinkled with big fluffy flakes. I feel like I am inside a snow globe :)

For breakfast I made scrambled eggs, blueberry muffins, malt o'meal (for hubby), and sliced up a cantaloupe. So yummy! While I was working on this, my family was enjoying the snow up close and personal. I had cocoa ready to warm cold bodies back up! They will undoubtedly have good memories from this day.

I decided to make some lemon scones....doesn't that sound good? I need something non-sweet to go with my favorite vanilla chai flavored tea this afternoon.

Lemon Scones
10 servings
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Additional sugar

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add buttermilk and lemon peel, stirring just until mixed.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently six times. Shape into a ball. On a greased baking sheet, pat dough into a circle about 1/2 in thick and 8-1/2 in. in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned

I had told SassEmum I would try Baklava this weekend, but that may have to wait a bit. I do not think I will attempt a trip to the market today :)


Proud Italian Cook said...

I've been on a scone kick and this sounds wonderful SL! Get combo with the chai tea too. I would have loved to share some with you. Cutie pie helper you had!

Anonymous said...

Snow and baking go hand in hand :)

Reluctant Housewife said...

My mom-in-law would love those lemon scones... I'll have to try out your recipe and then surprise her with them when she visits.

I love baklava - looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.

Hughze said...

This looks pretty good. I think I will try this. Thanks