Is it just me, or does everyone seem to be talking about Sherlock Holmes lately? The first few episodes of season three have been aired recently, and all of my BBC nerd-friends have been talking non-stop about it.
Okay, maybe I shouldn’t sound so pompous. I like watching Sherlock too. 🙂 Anyway, in honor of our American love for all-things-English, I decided to make some scones for today’s short art burst.
But first, let’s make it clear that I’m not a baker. I’m one of those people who awkwardly stumble around kitchens just to find a spatula for mac ‘n’ cheese. However, my dad, ever the master chef, said that this was a fairly easy recipe and only takes 35 minutes. Easy right?
Surprisingly, yes. The recipe comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook and after 35 minutes, I was biting into a warm, flaky scone. (Along with a cup of tea, naturally.) Scones keep for several days too, so while I made them last Saturday, they will still be edible in time for the next episode of Sherlock.
If you’re new to baking like me, here are some tips I learned:
- Add as much dried fruit as possible; it really adds more to the flavor.
- When kneading the dough, remember that you’re packing, not massaging it.
- While they’re in the oven, use a low rack.
What about you? Do you like to bake? Are there favorite recipes that you would like me to try?