Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Scones!

Sometimes I see recipes posted online that are modified versions of another recipe.

Separately (but which will be related in a moment) my favorite sources for recipes come from Smitten Kitchen*, The Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks, and America's Test Kitchen cookbook(s?).

Neglecting the fact that I've been making mac & cheese from a Test Kitchen recipe without actually following the recipe (only due to laziness, not due to any crazy ideas about being able to improve the recipe), I have a really hard time understanding why you would modify a recipe from any of these three sources. I just feel like... I don't think I'd be able to make a recipe that did that.

Except when a Smitten Kitchen recipe is a modified Test Kitchen recipe. Then I get confused and end up with a lot of really delicious scones in my house. Also, the reason I was looking for scone recipes in the first place was because I found lemon curd at the grocery store and needed a reason to buy it. Now if only I could find clotted cream. Then my tea time dreams would be complete.

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*I just went to the page to include the link here. Looks like I'll be making Chocolate Sables in the near future.

5 comments:

  1. Might need to try my hand at scones. This sounds silly, but I've been intimidated by them, because I wasn't sure if you cut them into triangles or formed them into triangles. Either way, these look delicious.

    Also, I nominated you for a Liebster Award:
    http://confessionsofanapper.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thanks Julie!

      I don't know why, but I really enjoy the process of rolling the dough into a circle and then cutting the triangles. That is definitely the method I would recommend(:

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  2. Question: how do you keep from eating ALL the scones in one sitting? (Or do you just go ahead and eat them? Which would be fine. Which would be what I would do if I ever made scones.)

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    1. If I had made muffins, it is likely that I would eat them all in one sitting. Somehow, with scones being a bit drier, I feel less inclined to eat them all up. Plus they are super dense and filling as well. Plus I made them super huge, so I couldn't eat more than two if I tried.

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  3. I have a cinnamon scone recipe that I can NOT make very often because I eat them and eat them...however, they are not very dry. So maybe not very authentic? Also, I buy lemon curd at Trader Joe's here in the US. We dip pretzels in it, and also ginger cookies. Yum! I'm enjoying your blog. I found it on a link party I think.

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