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Megans Cookin: Naughty or Nice?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Naughty or Nice?

I woke up this morning and found this note
taped to the inside of my computer.
My sick kid wanted scones and devonshire cream.
How could I say no?
scones and strawberries for breakfast!

I started out with a cream scone recipe that I found here.
I used Splenda for the sugar and fat free half and half for the heavy cream.
I was going to lighten it up.
Be the good girl that I've been trying to be...
till I came across the TCHO chocolate.
What the heck, it's a rainy Sunday morning.
Lets SPLURGE!!! Chocolate chunk scones.

And if we're gonna splurge, let's go all the way.
"Mock" Devonshire cream.
Because let's face it... it's all about the cream.
The scone is only a utensil to get the cream to your mouth.

So... what do you think? Was I
naughty or nice?

Cream Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated white sugar (I used Splenda)
2 teaspoonsbaking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream(I used FatFree half and half)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place the rack in the middle of the oven. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. In a small measuring cup combine the whipping cream, beaten egg and vanilla. Add this mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix.

Knead dough gently on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat the dough into a circle that is about 7 inches (18 cm) round.
Brush the tops of the scones with a little cream and sprinkle with a course sugar if desired. This helps to brown the tops of the scones during baking.

Bake for about 15 - 18 minutes or until nicely browned

Mock Devonshire Cream
4 oz marcarspone cheese
1 cup heavey cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat until the mixture holds its shape and looks like softly whipped cream. Use right away or cover and refrigerate the cream until serving time.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I think making yummy scones for someone who was sick was definitely nice!

March 16, 2009 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I LOVE that cake stand!!!!! It's so cute!!!!

Her note still cracks me up :-)

March 16, 2009 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger April said...

Definitly nice!!! She had a great idea for ransom!!!

March 16, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Love the note:) The scones look amazing!!

March 16, 2009 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

I wish that trick would work with Grumpy. LOL. Your such a great mom and the scones look yummy!

March 16, 2009 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger BumbleVee said...

remember the foot rub!! Hahahahha.... that's great! bribery works every time......

March 16, 2009 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

If I wrote that note to my dad, he would probably laugh because he can't bake. He might make me soup instead though. Nice of you to make scones. Always a plus with a sick girl :)

March 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG just beautiful, I mean seriously you are such a good mom!

March 16, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

WOW that looks seriously tasty!

March 16, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Talita said...

Wow! This looks so delicious! I'd love to bite one.

March 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

Those scones are sinfully naughty but your oh-so-nice for making them. These would sure chase my sickness away. The note is so cute!

March 16, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I love that it has sprinkles! And her note is hilarious. Did you ever see this Mutts cartoon about sprinkles? I'll have to scan it and e-mail it to you.

March 16, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Those scones look beautiful Megan. Your daughter is one lucky and I'm sure happy girl!

March 16, 2009 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, I think naughty is GOOD. So are your scones. You are such good mama.

March 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

What a cute note, and what a great mommy you are!

March 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Oh you are such a good mommy!! They look so delicious. Ransom, how cute!!

March 18, 2009 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

How funny!
Great looking scones.

March 19, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

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