Sunday, April 6, 2008

Brunching With Da Ladies

Brunch was revived this morning after its brief hiatus. As usual, this morning's brunch was as much about the comfort we draw from one another's company as it is about the food. Nevertheless, the food always delights and this morning was no exception.

Cappuccinos, fruit juice, Anicka's famous scones, grapefruit, and smoked salmon hash were on the menu this morning, and I'm delighted that Anicka reminded me to copy down the scone recipe for posterity. So without further ado, here it is: the best scone recipe you'll ever taste.

Anicka's Famous Scones
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1 2/3 c flour
  • 1 1/3 c oats
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter + 2 tbsp

Mix the egg and buttermilk first.

Then mix all the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter and mix with your hands until pea sized. Don't overmix, warns Anicka.

Add the egg/buttermilk mixture to the dry stuff and gently knead. Form the dough into a 6" circle and cut into wedges.

Bake for 20-22 minutes at 400 (for us, they were done in 16 minutes so watch them carefully).


1 comment:

c-licious said...

Huh-lo. These scones were aromatic and delicious...I am not even a fan of raisins in baking (it's true) yet I had no trouble wolfing these down one after the other. I surprised myself. Then, I took some home and ate them as snacks. Sooooo good. They are gone now, soooo sad. Why are you wasting your time reading this comment...go make those scones!!