Saturday, December 12, 2009

Frozen day and scones

This morning I woke up and saw that the pond was frozen over! The first time this winter, it usually never stays frozen for very long. In the 12 years I have lived here only once was it frozen enough to walk on and that was at least 10 years ago.

It looks like the cats will have to get water inside as I found no open water outside today.

We were all out of baked goodies, the biscotti supply has dried up... Last night before going to bed I found a recipe for cranberry scones at Cameron's blog
Given we had all the ingredients and needed to use up the butter milk I made a batch of them. I used organic whole wheat flour instead of unbleached all-purpose flour which was called for in the recipe.

It has been 6-7 years since I attempted making scones and they ended up just ok back then. These came out great and almost as good as the scones Foster's Market sells for $2 each. Thanks Cameron!


Carol said...

How perfect and yummy they look Randy. A great idea to sub the org. whole wheat flour! Your home must have had a delicious fragrance from these... nice consolation for the frigid temps outside. Carol

madcobug said...

Those look delicious. I could eat one right now. A good thing to do when it was so cold outside. Helen

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I didn't have scones, but I did have some good chicken n dumplins at the family gathering tonight.

This is the first time I've seen the house from that view. It must be fantastic in the summer and fall, especially. Next to my parents' house, there's a small pond. Once, as a kid, I was able to walk halfway across before turning back. Ice skating really isn't my thing anyway.

Town Mouse said...

Mmmmmm. I love baking, and the smell of baking... Especially on a cold day.

(BTW, ironically, the word verification letter sequence for this comment is "vomitart". Go figure.)

Chandramouli S said...

Beautiful vista, Randy!
Well, can't you email me those scones? Look delicious and yummy!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Randy they look absolutely wonderful !
I bet that pond has amazing "music" in the Spring with peeper frogs .. I envy you that very much !
I had a favorite scone rescipe which I managed to lose during one of our many moves .. I'll have to go see that recipe you used now .. thanks !
Joy : )

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Glad your scones came out so well! They look great!

I have used whole wheat flour and turbinado sugar when making lavender scones and they were great.

So happy to share a great recipe!