A couple of days ago I said I’d post about the scones I made with my sister. So, here is said post.
One random thing that I really like is finding a recipe that doesn’t require much. I’m usually bored at home, so I look for recipes online that my sister and I could try out. The only problem is, we sometimes don’t have all the ingredients needed, like say, key lime for key lime pie, or confectioner’s sugar for cake icing. For an entire week we only had half a bar of butter (salted, at that) in our fridge, so we couldn’t exactly make much.
Then I found out how to make shortcake online. And that pretty much changed everything.
The recipe I found didn’t require butter at all. Instead, we needed were a couple of cups of cream. My dad likes to cook things that have creamy sauces, so we always have some bricks of all-purpose cream in the cupboard. One day we made shortcake when he brought home a pack of strawberries. Later on, I realized that we could make scones instead of the shortcake using the same ingredients and procedure. My sister was itching to experiment since she had a bottle of strawberry preserves and some Nutella at hand.
This is what we came up with:
To make the scones, you’ll need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose cream
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt into one large bowl. Add the cream then mix together until combined (we used an electric mixer). Using a spoon or small butter/ice cream scooper, drop balls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden outside.
My sister ate her scones with Nutella and her preserves. I had mine with tea (after all, they are scones) and some whipped cream. We made this using 1 cup of whipping cream, 3 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp lemon extract.
I think I’ll be making scones more often now because our dad, who is diabetic, can actually eat them since they don’t have a lot of sugar in them.
Earlier today, we went to Rockwell Mall and for some weird reason, I was craving for something sweet to eat, specifically something with cream or meringue. Then again, 80% of the time, I’m usually craving for sweets, so it’s not so weird in my case. I wanted to try out the dessert in The Blue Kitchen and I also wanted a small box of Costa Brava’s caramel cake (my Mom’s favorite), but we had to leave right after buying books in Fully Booked. So for the rest of the day, I was still craving. The only things we had at home that would probably do the trick were those Snack Pack pudding cups (which I’m not so fond of anymore) and a small jar of Nutella.
A while back, I made Nutella hot chocolate for my siblings and myself. This time, I made coffee with Nutella whipped cream by Brewed Daily to satisfy the cream-craving. It turned out all right, although maybe I shouldn’t have chickened out of adding more coffee. I also added a bit of cinnamon on top of the whipped cream because I figured, hey, cinnamon’s good with hot chocolate, maybe it’ll work with coffee, too. My brothers liked it, though, so I might make this again soon.
Anyway, Mikey will be back either tomorrow or Tuesday. Expect a post on Macau and Hong Kong from her soon.