January 17, 2007
Sc-OH-ne Or Sc-AWW-ne?
It’s that time again, recipe testing time! Cooks Illustrated sent me a recipe for Blueberry Scones to try out and I was more than happy to oblige, who doesn’t like buttery scones? My only issue with this recipe was that it was a little wordy in some parts, so I’ve fixed that in the version I’m giving you. Despite the recipe extras, the actual process was very easy, but when I got to the point of shaping the dough and placing the scones on the baking tray I had to read and reread the recipe to make sure I was doing things correctly. Was there really only supposed to be 8 scones? They were enormous! It’s as though Cooks Illustrated has read about my trials of Big vs. Cute and have declared Big the winner. Believe me when I say that this is the scone that eats like a meal. Not that I’m complaining, bigger is better. I’m bigger, I’m better and so is my baking…
Before I get started on another Cute vs. Big rant, I’d better get on with this meme that I was tagged for by Marce of Pip in the City. This particular meme is called 6 Weird Food Things about Myself. I don’t think anything I do is weird. As far as I’m concerned, I’m the normal one and you’re weird, but you can decide for yourself:
1- I hate being cold but I like eating frozen things. And I’m not just talking ice cream and popsicles. I freeze everything- yogurt cups, cheesecake, fruit, (cherries, grapes, blueberries, bananas, strawberries…) smoothies, chocolate milk, pancakes. Mmmm frozen pancakes…
2- When I was younger I didn’t like sauce on my pasta, only cheese. I didn’t like mushrooms other than morels and puffballs, (because I picked those). I didn’t like olives or asparagus, period. I didn’t like eating breakfast or breakfast foods. I didn’t like sandwiches. I didn’t like pie. I now eat everything so there’s hope for the younger generations.
3- I’m ridiculously indecisive at a restaurant and will invariably regret my own decision and wish I had ordered something else, even if I liked what I got.
4- Sometimes I’ll get one type of food or food item on my brain and become obsessed with having it. There was a period of time when I was hooked on muffins. I would buy one from a different place everyday, (thus driving my traveling companion nutty as I insisted we seek out muffins everywhere). The best one I had was from a place that had a basket labeled “injured muffins.” I think I loved it for that sign alone. There was nothing wrong with the muffin, it was just irregularly shaped and not as pretty as the other ones. I don’t even remember what flavour it was.
5- I learned from TV on a citycat in Brisbane that lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. I consider that valuable trivia information.
6- I think it’s fun to eat unidentifiable food such as that found in airline meals and then try to guess what it was.
As usual, if you feel the need to share your food quirks with others, feel free to tag yourself for this meme. If not, continue to be safe behind your computer screen, your choice.
Meme + Scones + Blueberries + Cooks Illustrated + Baking