Thursday, June 17, 2010


yesterday i was in the mood to bake.
as in, a serious-don't-mess-with-me mood to bake

and so i did.

first thing on the menu?
i had some peaches in the house, so i set out to make some peach scones

i used my own variation of the peach scone recipe from Visions of Sugar Plum.
the result?
i wasn't overly pleased.
it said to bake for 20 minutes, which I did, but they came out a little burnt, which could have been a huge reason why i wasn't fond of them.
plus, they just tasted a little bland.
i did use walnuts instead of pecans.
added in vanilla, more cinnamon, and more honey.
maybe they needed more vanilla?  more cinnamon?  more honey?  a different glaze?  no walnuts?  more peaches?
i don't know.  
i figured i'd post the recipe anyway.
don't get me wrong, they weren't horrible and will not go uneaten. 
they just weren't my favorite.
maybe you can figure out what they need!
let me know if you do :)

{original recipe here}

Peach Scones with Glaze
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
3 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup finely chopped peach, peeled
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar, sprinkled on top
Glaze: (optional)
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
you can find the instructions on her website.  i suggest baking for 17 minutes instead of 20 to avoid burning.

after the scone incident, i was in the mood to bake something delicious.
i instantly craved chocolate peanut butter cookies.
since i had no peanut butter chips in my house, i knew I would need to make something without them.
i was instantly drawn to these cookies from The Dragon Kitchen.
{recipe here}

these were the perfect amount of sweetness and peanut buttery goodness

one mess, and one success.
it's all good :)

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