Monday was another baking day with my friends who continue to demand my treats while they watch witty British detective shows...We are making a habit out of these days though and they are becoming not only teaching opportunities (Nina and Isabelle became very good at kneading the butter into the flour mixture), but also wonderful afternoons, or mornings as the case may be, to spend time with friends and hone my skills.
|Nika (me) doling scones onto the tray|
|Amelia rolling out the dough|
I thought that the other morning would be the perfect opportunity to replicate or at least asymptotically approach the perfection of Marlow's cheddar scones. Since it's always nice to have sweetness to compliment savoury dishes, I decided that maple oat scones would be a nice addition.
|Bringin' the scones to the oven|
|Maple Oat scones pre-baking|
|Isabelle and Amelia washing their scones down with orange juice|
|Isabelle and Nina kneading the dough for round 2|
Some little creature kept on sneaking scones into her room while we were occupied and it was only after she was caught red-handed that she confessed to eating about 6 scones! Baking has turned into a social activity, allowing me the opportunity to hang out with my friends and get messy. Stay tuned for our next event: I heard there will be Runcible Spoon ice cream and the Thin Man.