One of the things I miss about cable television is folding the laundry and tuning into The Food Network. Often their recipes have ingredients that I cannot easily obtain but I always enjoy watching someone who is enthusiastic about food and cooking. I emailed my mother this scone recipe by Giada de Laurentis because Giada makes everything look easy and delicious. This recipe also has common ingredients.
My mother is the official baker in the family. She made these for me when I visited and holy cow! Words don’t do justice for describing how good these scones taste. I give this 5 forks even though I pretty much inhaled a few by hand without pausing for breath. I have more of a salt & fat tooth than a sweet tooth but this recipe makes me realize I have lots of teeth. Thank you mother! This recipe is a keeper. Hope you are able to share it with friends or loved ones.
You can find the recipe here
We have had blizzard conditions for the past couple of days. We woke up yesterday to no power and a very cold house. About 5 minutes after waking up, I started to worry about things more important than a hot cup of coffee. Issues like pipes freezing began to fill the mind. After many hours, the power kicked back on but the telephone and internet services remained off. Then last night I made some veggie burritos and was about to put them in the oven to bake and all went silent and black again – Argh!! Luckily we have a camp stove so we pulled that out, lit some candles and heated up some leftover chowder. This morning things were off to a better start. It began with hot coffee and hot cobbler. Here is Boucci’s recipe for making one up. It is a nice way to enjoy a taste of summer when the weather is white.
1. Thaw 1 quart of peaches. I usually place them in a bowl on the counter the night before making. Ours are frozen in a very light syrup. If you use plain peaches, you may want to add a few tablespoons of sugar or maple syrup. I also toss in about a cup of thawed blueberries for an antioxidant boost.
2. Put the fruit in a pyrex casserole dish about 11×8.
3. Make up a batch of the biscuits from this recipe. Place the unbaked biscuits on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon and about 1 tablespoon of sugar.
4. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven until the biscuits have a nice golden hue.
Cool a bit so you don’t burn the roof of your mouth. This also makes a nice dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.