Sunday, April 06, 2008
lazy sunday mornings
ah, a lazy sunday morning. was perusing my favorite food blogs and ran across kitchen wench's yummy looking scones but the pumpkin spice just wasn't doing it for me. lest we forget, ellie's smack in the middle of fall down there in oz, so pumpkin spice certainly fits the bill for her. here in (not so sunny) southern california, we're all spring-like and i wanted something a little, well, springier. what to do?
to the internets!
i found a nice little recipe for scones in the joy of baking and then found some dried bing cherries in my cupboard to mix in. i omitted the jam and, upon reflection, i also should've skipped the sugar carmelizing step as well. these scones were flaky, tender (as my boy alton would say, don't over mix!) and flavorful. the simple egg wash with some sugar sprinkled on top would've been sufficient as i think the carmelized sugar took away from the texture of the scone, which was the star of the show.