The 10th recipe I made from Nick Malgieri’s “Bake!” was Cream Cheese Scones. Wow, these were really quick to put together. Only problem – I didn’t have cream cheese, but I DID have cottage cheese and thought I’d give it a try. Worked out perfect ;-). These scones were heavy, but so delicious! We served them with homemade jam – YUM! Others who made these scones: Abby and Phyl.
I made the ginger scones for the Modern Baker Challenge quite a while ago, but didn’t get to post about them. I have NO idea where my pictures of the ginger scones are – I know I took one or two pictures, but they are nowhere to be found. This is not a tragedy, though, because they were not a big hit here. I did make my own crystallized ginger following a recipe by David Lebovitz. It took FOREVER to dry – like 3 days, or so. The scones weren’t difficult to make, but the result was disappointing. They were dry, the ginger was almost not noticeable, the almond topping fell off…. This is not a recipe I’ll make again.
Butterscotch Scones. The next recipe on the Modern Baker Challenge line-up was calling my name. I LOVE butterscotch! If I had to name one thing from the U.S. that I miss here (ok, 2 things) it would be butterscotch chips and Strawberry ‘n’ Cream Quaker Oatmeal. I KNOW – both these things are super artificial, but when I spent a year in the U.S. I wasn’t on the “everything has to be made from scratch” trip yet. Oh, there is a third thing: Kraft Mac ‘n’ Cheese White Cheddar. YUM. OK, I’m going to run and hide now before you come and beat me ;o). In my defense I have to say that was ELEVEN years ago. I was a student, didn’t have kids – so I hope you’ll forgive me. Continue reading >>
Next bread on my private line-up for the Modern Baker Challenge invented by Phyl – Real Welsh Scones. We are baking our way through the quick bread section of “The Modern Baker” by Nick Malgieri. Some bake the recipes in the order specified in the book, I don’t. I bake what fits into my schedule and what pleases my and my family’s tastebuds. And sometimes I just check the recipes to see which one I can make with the ingredients I have at hand. Continue reading >>