The other day I had an incredible urge to bake. Sometimes, if I have not cooked or baked in a week or so (and heating up frozen fish fillets or baking potatoes are not things I would consider to be “cooking”), I just have this urge to make something. Part of it stems from baking being a form of entertainment–I enjoy putzing around the kitchen. Also, I like creating something useful–everyone uses food.
Scones are probably the one thing (other than cookies) that I have made the most. I could probably do it in my sleep! Because I am so comfortable making them, I frequently change-up the recipe/how I make them. Scones are great, in that they are so flexible. You ca make sweet or savory scones. You can put chocolate or cheese in them, butter or lard, you can make them cakey or bready. And they go great with coffee!
Because I will probably make more scones and post them to this blog in the future, I am going to use this colon to designate the kind of scone this is.