During times of stress, I bake.

This is my idea of a perfect Sunday morning. Waking up early, while the city sleeps, to bake fresh scones.

scones

coffee

Buttermilk Scones + coffee + flowers.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt (I generally use less)
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .75 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream, for brushing
  • + whatever you feel like adding for fun (today I made 1/3 plain- for Ted, 1/3 with dates, 1/3 with cheddar cheese).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips to a coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined. Add cheese, dates or whatever else you feel like. Transfer dough to a floured board and roll into 3/4 inch thick slab. Sadly, I can’t be more specific because I roll the dough into different shapes – sometimes I don’t even roll it, depending on what shape scones I am making. Cut into wedges, circles, or whatever shape makes you happiest and place slightly separated on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with cream. Bake for 18 minutes (18 minutes in my oven, yours may vary) or until lightly brown. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Today was Ailie (National Account Manager)‘s baby shower, so I made loads of scones. Some for at home, some for the shower and some for the office tomorrow. There were also pink cupcakes,

cupcakes

and then there were none.

no cupcakes

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