Sunday, February 27, 2011

Breakfast on a Snowy Sunday

I just knew we'd be looking out at a white covered world again before spring. The bare ground wasn't around for long! Fortunately, we only have an inch or so at the moment.

I warmed us up by baking some Buttermilk Scones with golden raisins...yummy!

Later on, I looked out the window and saw this!! Wishful thinking!!! LOL!

I actually got a little excited about maybe doing a winter grill...until I saw how long it was taking to melt a 'snow burger'...

P.S. Here's my scone recipe:

Buttermilk Scones with Raisins
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
¾ cup golden raisins
1 large egg
½ cup buttermilk

(plus another egg whisked with a few drops of water for the egg wash)

Preheat oven to 425 F
Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the butter with a pastry knife until crumbly. Whisk together the buttermilk and egg and add to dry ingredients. Combine to form a dough. Form the dough into a flat circle about 8 inches across. Cut into 8 pieces. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush the egg wash on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.


2paw said...

I love scones, and those look so yummy. I never put eggs in my scones, but I noticed Nigella putting an egg in her scone going for Pigs in Blankets yesterday though. It's Autumn here tomorrow, so I wish you all a happy Spring!!!

Jeff said...

The snow-burger recipe, in case anyone wants it:

1 cup (per burger) slightly moist snow

Form snow into patties. Grill, enjoy! =P