Friday, April 6, 2012

Butterscotch Scones

I love scone batter.

I love adding melted butter to flour.
And I love using this thing to need dough. 

However, I wish I had better lighting in my kitchen for these photos. 

Unfortunately, I went a little overboard improvising and I hadn't baked in so long I wanted to cram everything I could into these scones.

They started with a simple scone batter, with a little less liquid because of the melted butterscotch chips and mashed bananas (I love banana butterscotch bread). However, that turned out to be too gooey and the scones wouldn't hold shape. So I added oatmeal for consistency. And then I noticed the blueberries in the fridge.

But they weren't scones any more... muffin tops perhaps? I couldn't cut the dough and transfer to the baking sheet. These were dropped on.

They tried to be too much, and they failed. I lost the sturdy scone I was going for. Still very tasty, but not in the to try again column.

I think a plain old scone with a butterscotch should be tried. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My Mom turned 60 this year, and Dad and I threw her a Sock-Hop themed surprise party. The best part, she was completely surprised, until she turned into the driveway and saw all of the cars.

There were chips, and the family's requisite clam dip, veggies, wings, brie, pulled pork, mac & cheese and a deli platter. I made have gone a little overboard. I may have sent enough food home with my cousin after the party for a second party. And Jess and I still ate leftovers all week.

My favorite was the cake:

I wanted it to look sort of like the invitation. Dancers on a checkerboard floor. I was really happy with how it turned out. The floor was piped on with chocolate icing, and the rest is a homemade vanilla marshmallow frosting. The main ingredient: Fluff.

I created a stencil for the dancers using a metal centerpiece and food coloring spray. The whole thing came together with the fabulous Jute Box candle (no it isn't a tombstone all you pessimists!)