However, last night, I had a flash of inspiration to make scones. I didn't know it was going to be a gloomy morning, but now, as it rains and thunders, and I catch up on internet browsing (Food Gawker, Pinterest, Facebook, Bon Appetit.com, etc.) they are perfect. Especially with some homemade strawberry jam and lots of coffee.
|My Chia frog, who is trying to grow his seeds, looks a little jealous.|
This make the dough ahead trick comes from my dear Kitchen Table Friend, Cara. One Saturday morning, when I was visiting her in Denver Colorado, she magically produced warm scones (I believe they were lemon and currant!) out of the oven. When did you make those? I asked, delighted. She had prepared the dough the night before for a warm, morning breakfast surprise. Yum. Cara makes the best scones.
I am improving, by practicing when the mood strikes, the Joy of Cooking recipe for classic scones with dried cranberries. I leisurely made the recipe last night and stored the dough in the fridge. Then this morning when I woke up, as the coffee was brewing, I preheated the oven to 450, brushed the top with egg, and 20 minutes later, voila! Breakfast.
My husband just popped in from working on something in the garage to get one and said "yuuuum!" so I think I've done a good job this time around.
Now, as I finish writing this, it seems the rain is clearing up... so that means I should probably get to work!