I love scones. Especially scones made with heavy cream, where I can add chocolate chips and sprinkle on some of my pearl sugar stash. Really. Here’s more proof! Anyway, these scones were wonderful – sweet, tender and light. I decided to cut mine out with a little round biscuit cutter instead of the usual wedges. I still ended up with 12 scones. The only changes I made to the original recipe were to substitute chocolate chips for the raisins or currants originally called for, and to add the pearl sugar on top for a little extra sweet crunch. Lovely, lovely scones!
I feel exceptionally lucky to live in a great little neighborhood surrounded by lots of other families. I was especially lucky with this Monday morning when I realized, half way through making these scones, that I didn’t actually have any eggs. This meant that, while for once I was actually ahead of the game and getting the recipe made, baked and done – on time no less – I wasn’t actually prepared to finish anything.
Drat! Foiled again!
While I thought about substituting something for the egg, I just didn’t really want to deal with figuring that out. Lucky me, I sent a text to one of my darling neighbors, Erin, and begged for a couple of eggs. Sweetheart that she is, she was home and did indeed have eggs to loan. In return for the eggs I had Aidan deliver a few scones to her house once they were done for her and her little family to enjoy.
While I was out picking up the eggs from her though, I had to laugh because Cole came running out our front door in one of his usual get-ups that I like to pretend he doesn’t run around in (or rather lack of outfit) all day at our house – he had on oversized blue sunglasses, a blue fleece ski hat and his Cars Pull-Up… and that was it. I’m not sure, but he may of at least had socks on too. Anyway, it was worth a good (if a little embarrassing) laugh. Cole topped his performance off by proceeding to also pluck one of Erin’s flowers right out of her front yard and right in front of her. Thank goodness for neighbors that understand, because it was one of those moments when I was a bit flabbergasted as to how and why Cole is still such a little hurricane!
So, thanks again Erin for the eggs… and the lovely orange lily! Kids, can’t train ’em, can’t seem to hide from ’em. What’s a Mom to do?
Have another scone I guess.
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, the first I’ve managed to be on time for in the past few weeks no less, is chosen courtesy of Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu. Thanks for picking a great one! For more scones be sure to check out the TWD blog.