My mom and I share a love for scones. Knowing this, she gave me the Nordic Ware Scone Pan for my birthday last month, and I have been just waiting for the chance to use it. That ended up being this weekend, and because I knew I would be seeing my mom, I made apricot scones…her current favorite.
I also got to use my (ahem) new KitchenAid 7-cup Food Processor. It was on sale at Target last week and I just gave in. I have no regrets, just better pie and pastry dough.
Turkish apricots, cut and ready.
Cold butter, ready to pulse.
Circle of dough.
Brushed and generously sugared.
Leftover dough leaves.
I also made a few “munchkin” scones with dough scraps, but I ate them all. Remarkably fast.
They were very good.
I’d share the recipe, but when my mom gave me the pan she also gave me a scone mix from a local fruit farm, so that’s where the dry ingredients came from. Next time there will be no shortcuts!
I did some thirfting today and picked up some cookbooks…surprise surprise. One that I wanted to buy, but didn’t because I knew it would almost be as useless as a microwave cookbook was this one (I know I need a better camera phone):
Unless it’s 100% cocktails, the point of a blender cookbook is lost on me.
Did you cook anything special this weekend?