Monday, December 10, 2012

Of scones, warm days, and terrariums

Yes I have taken the plunge and delved even deeper into the addicting world of the internet. I now have my own pinterest account and it has proved to be dangerous. :) I have been having to limit my time on the computer even more. One idea popped up the other day to make a terrarium and I had to try it. Here are the results.

My rosemary plant in the sunlight with some vintage lace to give it some air. 

Scone Recipe for "Classic Cream Scones"

2 cups all purpose flour           1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar          1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder       1/2 cup currants (optional)
1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled    1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water for glaze (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 heavy whipping cream

Step 1-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit first. 
Step 2- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
Step 3- Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and distribute them over the flour mixture. 
Step 4- With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
Step 5- In a large bowl, stir together the cream, egg, and vanilla. 
Step 6- Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. 
step 7- Stir in the currants if you are using them. 
step 8- With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into 1/2 inch thickness on a lightly floured cutting board or on the counter. 
Step 9- Using a floured 2 1/2 inch diameter biscuit cutter or glass cut our rounds from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. 
Step 10- Gather the scraps together and repeat until all the dough has been used. 
Step 11- Lightly brush the scones with the egg mixture, if desired. 
Step 12- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. 
Step 13- Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Using a spatula transfer scones to the wire rack to cool. Serve them warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

This recipe yields about 14 scones. 

I had a craving for something sweet and English the other day and I made plain scones with blackberries on top. We have berries all year round because we freeze them so they are accessible all the time. Yum!

How to make a terrarium on pinterest via Atlanta.

My user name on pinterest is SingingDaily91 if you are on there and want to find me. 
Enjoy the recipe and do try out making a terrarium if you have time or have the desire.


KatySue Pillsbury said...

Mmm, I love blackberry scones!

Stephanie Ann said...

Looks delicious! I have a pinterest but have yet to be addicted to it like many people. My biggest issue is pinning recipes I want to make.

Rebecca Ann said...

They were yummy KatySue!

Yes I am not addicted to it Stephanie, but it is pretty fun to find projects and clothing styling tips.

God bless!