Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Prince and the Scones

And now back to our regularly scheduled programing.

On Friday Morning, Kate Middleton married her Prince. While the world was watching a momentous milestone for the young couple and the British Monarchy, I was once again reminded of what a Prince I had married just about a year ago.

As I sat there ooohing and aaaahing over the guests, the dress, and the kiss, I was eating the most delicious, and most English, breakfast I had ever had...in bed! That's right, Josh made me breakfast in bed, complete with homemade scones, English Breakfast tea, orange juice, and a flower. I was shocked and so, so excited. It was the most perfect morning, even if it did start at 4am.

As has become a bit of an obsession in our house, Josh used the scone recipe he found in my current favorite cookbook, The Kosher Baker by Paula Shoyer. Once again her recipe was easy to make and tasted beyond fantastic. Honestly, I never knew scones could taste that good. I highly recommend trying them...especially if someone is willing to serve to them you on a tray!

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of parve margarine, frozen for 15 minutes
2 large eggs, divided
1/2 cup parve plain soy milk
1/2 cup parve chocolate chips (or dried fruit or nuts)
dash of cinnamon and sugar (Josh's addition)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Bake dough in a 9 inch round baking pan
Grease with spray oil
Place 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, and salt into a food processor
Pulse for 10 seconds

Cut the chilled margarine into small pieces and scatter over dry ingredients

Pulse for about 10 seconds, or until the mixture resembles sand

Beat 1 egg and add it and the soy milk to the flour and margarine mixture
Process or mix just until the dough starts to come together (about 5 seconds)

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour on the counter
Place the dough on the floured surface and gently knead in the flour until the dough is smooth
      (Josh just did this in the bowl)
Add in the chocolate chips

To bake the scones in the round pan, shape the dough into a ball and flatten it into a pancake
Place the dough in the greased pan

With a sharp knife dipped in flour, score the top of the dough into 8 wedges

*Josh added some cinnamon and sugar to the top of dough to add some spice*
Beat the remaining egg and then brush the top of the dough/scones

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is golden
Cut on the scored lines to make wedges
Serve warm or at room temperature or to your wife in bed!

 It's ok, you can be jealous :)

1 comment:

  1. That Josh is a keeper! What a lovely breakfast...I love scones :)