Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ooooh Scones!

Howdy folks! Tis a Tuesday afternoon and my munchkin is getting her afternoon tv fix and that means its blog time! Woot. Tomorrow I will be 17 weeks pregnant, yay, almost half way. Expect the belly picture to happen on Thursday since I will be child free - Brenda called and offered to take her off my hands for a few hours, and I am very excited. I think I may just sleep, ahhh... and some laundry, since its practically impossible to do with Ariel here. Speaking of my little accident prone chicky, she is healing well. I managed to get a look at her mouth and saw she had ripped the little piece of skin that comes up from the front teeth to the gum/lip area. Ouch, no wonder there was so much blood. Its looking good, and Ariel said it wasn't that sore.

I'm listening to Lindsey Buckingham's 'Go Insane' at the moment. Totally stoked its on the set list for the Fleetwood Mac concert. I even found someone who taped it from an earlier show and posted it on You Tube. Love it! I think I will be posting clips until the concert, just to make the wait easier.

So yesterday I found I was feeling good and decided to bake a few batches of scones to throw in the freezer. I was calling them biscuits originally, but Ariel informed me she didn't want them because they are for dogs.... haha, yeah, so scones it is. Ariel was my special helper, or more so watcher since she wasn't about to get her hands dirty. Haha. When they were in the oven, Ariel and her gator watched over them.

They came out and oh the smell was heaven. We let them cool and I bagged them up and into the freezer they went for when we have soup... except for a few Ariel and I snacked on that didn't fit in the bags. Haha. They are perfect with homemade blackberry jam... oooh.

Here is the recipe, enjoy!

Currant Scones

2 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter(cubed)
1/2 cup currants
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg beaten

Preheat oven to 425° Mix dry ingredients together. Cut in butter to dry mix (I use my hands) until well blended. Add buttermilk and gently stir till its a sticky dough. With floured hands, knead gently a few times and pat into a round about 2cm thick. Cut out scones with cutter and brush with egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes and cool on a rack.

After the kitchen was clean, I was pretty tired, think it took more out of me than I thought. So I crashed on the couch while Ariel quietly played... or more so dumped every toy bucket in the living room. Blah.

Today we spent the morning at home and set up our Easter decor. Usually I am faster getting it out, but everything is really slow this year. Haha, wonder why? I also tried setting things up differently this year, just to change it up. Got the Easter tree up and Ariel was very taken with it. 'Ohhh, its so beautiful mommy.' Ariel loves using the word beautiful at the moment.

The Resurrection eggs that you may remember from last year. I am still trying to find the book that went with it, as it didn't go back in the Easter box for some reason. Hmmm.

More cute stuff, the egg is a salt and pepper shaker Stella gave me last year, hee.

After the decorating was done, Ariel and I played with her Word Whammer. She is starting to get how the game is played, and it entertained us both for quite some time.

Well, I am starving and there are leftovers tonight, which means I can eat early! Off to find some spaghetti. Woot! I leave you with this funny cartoon I saw today... ok, funny to me. I REALLY don't understand Twitter. I don't mind people who do, but now they are 'tweeting' on tv shows, telling me I can follow them online. Ummm, no thanks.


♥ Bekki said...

Poor girl. I'm glad she was able to brush off her fall.

Irene said...

I tried your recipe using raspberries because I didn't have Currants here and was to lazy to go shopping (first time for me making scones as they are not really known here in Germany). They didn't really rise, they are pretty flat. Hope they taste good anyways, right now they are cooling. Is there a trick or something? Might be that I patted the dough too thin...hmmm

Jay said...

Hmm, the raspberries sound yummy. :) One thing I always did when first learning to make scones is that I over kneaded them or made the dough too thin for cutting. Keep trying, I have been trying to master them for years and I am finally getting it. :)

Kristen said...

Ariel looks like she is healing nice-poor girl!! Those scones look SOOOO yummy!!

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