Sunday, April 06, 2008

lazy sunday mornings

lazy sunday morning

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.

7 comments:

giz said...

I like that you think it could have done without sugar and the carmelization seems fussy - they look pretty decent to me.

Moon said...

Scones should be on my list of "things to cook" and these look very good. I'm quite the biscuit fan.

Shirley said...

They look absolutely delish.

maltese parakeet said...

they were so easy, too!

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

Ooh, nice scones! I like how shiny the caramelized sugar makes them look, but it seems like too much effort for something that is meant to be a quick and easy dish :)

Chris said...

These look delish! I used to make scones a lot and now almost never. Hmmmm...time to rejuvenate!

Mary Ruth said...

I love scones! My now favorite is pistachio with fig! I just made some mocha with chocolate chip (hard to stop eating! calories you know...) and peanut with chocolate chips. I am a scone fan from way back from my days of living in Nova Scotia and New England!