I've always been a little intimidated by scones, imagining a dry and crumbly disaster. Really, I think this is a rational fear for many others who are curious about making scones for the first time. I couldn't have been more wrong, they're not daunting at all - in fact they may possibly be one of the easiest baked goods to throw together. Best of all, I don't have to chill the dough, whoop whoop! Inspired by the easy recipe and pack of candy canes fresh from the grocer I got out my bowl and set to work. I had My Perfect Little Helper pound the candy canes to tiny little bits (she loves crushing things for me!) while I cut the butter into the flour mix. Before I knew it we had a batch of little scones heading into a toasty oven. And before we could even clear the counter and get out of the kitchen they were done.
December 2, 2009
Peppermint Candy Cane Scones
So the season is upon us - the candy cane and gingerbread season that is. While I'm not entirely nuts over eating candy canes the traditional way I love adding them to baked goods. I never thought of it really until a couple of years ago when I saw Alton Brown make some chocolate peppermint pinwheel cookies (yum by the way). After making them every year since I found the recipe, I have finally decided that it's time to expand my peppermint baking. My thought for this year was to make a peppermint scone, think about how wonderful that would be dipped in some cocoa or coffee! I googled, and I googled and had a hard time finding something to match my idea. I was just about to give up when I stumbled upon The Good Neighbor (love her).