Feta & Preserved Lemon Scones

My beloved New England Revolution played in the MLS Cup in Los Angeles last weekend. For the fifth time in a dozen years, the Revs battled it out in the championship game of Major League Soccer. For the fifth time, I jumped up and down in the stands; I clapped and sang, I rejoiced and cried. For the fifth time, I sat dejected in a stadium parking lot, nursing a beer with a few hundred die-hard New England fans, all of […]

Ramp & Yogurt Scones

In case you need some brain food for all that sugar talk. I know: another ramp recipe. And another scone recipe. I’m nothing if not predictable. Happy Sunday! Adapted from Whole Wheat Scones in Great Breads by Martha Rose Shulman Ramp & Yogurt Scones INGREDIENTS 9 oz (2 cups) whole white wheat flour 9 oz (2 cups) whole wheat pastry flour 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 ½ tsp sea salt several grinds fresh black pepper 6 oz grated semi-hard cheese, like […]

Strawberry, Lemon & Rosemary Scones

On this blessedly cool and rainy Monday it’s a relief to get back in my kitchen after the doldrums of Hotpocalypse Week. And what better way to celebrate a return to baking weather than a scone? A little sweet, a little savory, and made with the very tail end of the season’s strawberries, there’s just nothing not to like about these little babies. But the best part? They’re not popsicles. Happy rainy Monday! Adapted from my Cranberry-Orange Scones, originally adapted from […]

Wild Purple Scones

Because woman cannot live on jam alone: wild & crazy purple scones for your Sunday morning. Made with wild black raspberries from my backyard, these delicious scones get their wild purple color (and flavor!) from slightly smushed black raspberries in the dough. Much like many of the area farms, we’ve had a terrible wild berry crop this year; I only saw a few black raspberries on the bushes, the wineberries came and went in a flash, and I haven’t harvested […]

Cranberry Forsythia Scones

A basic cranberry scone recipe with a twist: Forsythia Syrup! I’m on the other side of the country now, on South Africa’s southwest coast, in Cape Town.  And while I don’t think cranberries even grow in Africa, and I’m not sure that forsythia does either, I am wishing I had some of these scones to take with me on a hike of Table Mountain. Could you guys bake some up and drop them in FedEx for me? Thanks bunches, or as we say down […]

Maple Walnut Scones

Taking a break from Laptop-Trauma Central to bring you this: another scone recipe.  This is one of Tai’s favorites, sweet, but not overly so, simply flavored with maple syrup and dried New York apples, with a nice crunch and hint of bitterness from the walnuts.  Perfect to warm the kitchen, and the soul, on this cold & dreary, technology-is-conspiring-to-kill-me, day. Adapted from Cranberry-Orange Scones ————————————————————– Maple Walnut Scones INGREDIENTS 1 cup (4.5 oz) whole white wheat flour (Wild Hive “all-purpose”) 1 cup (4.5 oz) whole wheat (bread) flour 1 […]

Cheddar Parsley Scones

Another riff on the always popular Cheddar Scallion Scones, this one with fresh, flat-leaf parsely and red onion. In this version, I replaced the scallions with 1/4 cup each of finely chopped red onion and chopped fresh parsley; swapped 1 cup of spelt flour for 1 cup of whole wheat, and added another 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper.  I also made these into mini-scones: separate the dough into two halves; shape each half into a rectangle about 4″ […]

Yogurt Cheese Scones with Lemon & Thyme

The latest entry in my scone obsession, these are a savory, tangy mini scone that I made to bring to dinner tonight at our friends Amy and Bob’s house. These are an appetizer scone, great nibbled with fresh slices of apple or a nice chutney. How lemony they taste depends on the depth of flavor in your cheese; a strong cheese will allow just a hint of citrusy freshness to come though, while with a milder cheese you will really taste the […]

Ginger & Orange Scones

It’s very cold here today, with temps in the teens and gusty winds up to 50 mph making it feel like 1 degree F.  Brrrr!  Wind is howling around our little cottage, but we are snug as bugs in a rug with the oven warming up the kitchen and the tropical flavors of orange and ginger making us dream of sunny beaches and warm breezes. This is another variation of my basic sweet scone recipe, with the added bonus of […]

Dark Days: Goat Cheese, Chive and Cranberry Scones

I had every intention of making a local dinner of Flying Pigs pork cutlets stuffed with CSA frozen arugula, Nettle Meadow chevre and Cranberry Hill organic cranberries.  Tai was drooling at the mere thought. However, as the afternoon waned I realized that I was just not in the mood for meat, even though the pork was thawing away on the counter.  So I stuck Flying Pigs back in the fridge for tomorrow and made the same basic flavors (and ingredients) into […]

Black Currant Scones

Those of you who have been reading for a while will know that I am practically in love with Rose Levy Beranbaum. So, with the last of Nadine’s CSA currants, I decided to forgo my usual scone recipe and try Rose’s currant scone recipe. This is a somewhat unusal recipe, as scones go; the butter is flattened into flakes and the dough is rolled out and folded, much like making puff pastry. Because you only do four turns (instead of […]

Wild Blueberry & Grapefruit Scones

I still have some wild blueberries in the freezer, picked last August up in Minnewaska State Park.  I also had a couple of pink grapefruits sitting in the fruit drawer, needing to be eaten soon.  As my friend Melissa is coming up for a visit tomorrow, I thought it would be nice to have some yummy nibbles on hand, and scones are such a versatile nibble; perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack with tea, or a meal-on-the-go in the car.  […]

Cheddar Scallion Scones

These cheddar scallion scones serve as my basic savory scone recipe and I’ve made dozens of different versions over the years. I’ve since come to believe that the scones turn out even better with just a little butter in the dough (duh) and so have updated the recipe below to include a small amount (2 tbsp) of butter. I still call these my “cheater” scones, as I don’t work the butter into the flour, just toss in small chunks and let them […]

Cranberry-Orange Scones

It’s that time of year again: the dreaded Valentine’s Day looms, like a visit to the DMV or a root canal, just around the corner. It was quite ingenious, I will admit, to invent a holiday that irritates everyone: single, married, or dating, there is just no getting away from V-day. So, what’s a girl to do? I don’t really know, other than avoiding going out to dinner (it’s got to be the worst night of the year for a restaurant […]

On the tyranny of homemade

I ran out of peanut butter this morning. Alert the media! There was just enough for a thin schmear across my morning toast. Which, in the grand scheme of things, obviously ranks very, very low on the scale of Things That Are Wrong With The World: somewhere between breaking a nail and having to dig through your cluttered closet for 10 minutes to find your favorite green flip-flops. But it got me thinking. In my head, as I painstakingly harvested […]