Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baking Day

Ah, the smell of fresh baked scones! I know they aren't really scones but then they aren't biscuits either. The recipe did start out as plain and simple scones but of course I had to tweek it a bit. There is a reason Chris calls me a "culinary Dr. Frankenstein", in a good sense according to him. Yesterday I made a double batch of whole wheat scones, only to find them all gone by bedtime! So this morning I set out to make more. This time it was whole wheat, low-bush cranberry "scones"! Made a double batch, and half are already gone! I think I'll try dried cranberries and a touch of orange next time. Or maybe a little dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. Or blueberries... And last but not least crumbled sharp cheddar, parmesan, and a touch of garlic (think Red Lobster ish!) I'll have to let you know how they come out.

This afternoon still holds a jam making session. Mango jam, strawberry jam, and lemon curd! One of these days I will figure out how to post pictures and include them as well! Maybe even a recipe or two...

Now back to the baking... It will be so nice to have a stock of baked goods in the freezer for our return back home. They heat up so nicely in the toaster oven, and great with a cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate!

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
(We read this last night at Wednesday night prayer meeting and I was struck by how poignant it is for the times we are going through right now!)


  1. Oh goodie, I get to be the first comment!
    I barged over from Rebecca's shout box, as I always thought from your comments that you sounded like an interesting person, I'm glad you started a blog so I can get to know you better.
    We love scones over here too- I am actually thinking of making some for breakfast this morning. My children's favorite are gingerbread with dried cranberries.
    Have a lovely day!

  2. Bonnie, thank you for stopping by! As you can see I am a little bit on the slow side. We left June 15th and just returned on the 1st but have been going non-stop since returning home.

    Umm, gingerbread with dried cranberries! I would love that recipe. That is one of my projects while hubby is gone. Printing, organizing, and cleaning out recipe books. The only problem is they are like old friends to me so it is more than difficult to part with them.

    By the way, I love the music on your blog! My favorite movies...(sigh) Did I see that you like Grace Livingston Hill? Or was that someone else? I keep telling my children that my nature hair color is showing, blond. They like to burst my bubble and tell me it is gray. Humph...

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!