my mom's measuring cup
But it's true..because we love scones..I have shared many of our favorites here..but these caught my eye at Butter and Brioche's beautiful blog..the addition of almond meal..and the jam on top just did me in.
I didn't have any rose petal jam..but I did have the David Lebovitz Strawberry jam..that I made..and made again..and made again;)..so I went ahead..
when Jacques says:"Ne perds pas la recette"..it means they are keepers and delicious.♥
And they are.
Of course her photos always catch my eye also.I am sure they will entice you also~
Go peak..and make them..I have printed the recipe up for safe keeping.
I would not recommend making scones in 100 degree weather..I made my pomegranate scones except w/ figs..and the butter didn't stay cold so they were like scone/galettes..oh well..some days are like that.
We are having a "canicule"..heat wave..
I even had 2 Kilkennys:) One in a resto and one here at home..
no gardening for me..
I can faint in too high heat.
I found a wonderful offer one day from Artisan State..
investigate.. I am not sure if the offer still stands:)
There was a one time introductory offer ..that happened upon me..I love Shutterfly don't get me wrong..I get ap 3 albums every year..from them..but this one looked different..hard..cardboard..lay flat..not big 8x6..you could pick one of a few things to try..
I chose to do the summer book with them..
I only used 2 of my photos and all the rest were the moms:)
I think the intro offer is still in force..
Lucas made the cover because the backside of the book shows..the rest of the pic;)
But all the Littles are equally portrayed..poor Ray..no Ray though..I only noticed after..anyways the book is top notch..here within the week..at my door.
If you can get in on their fabulous offer..I suggest you do it..even if you cannot..they are different and lovely and we are happy to have one and I would definitely order from them again.
Customer service via email..was great!
(Again..they have no idea I am writing this:))..no compensation..
If you want to sit down and have some fun.. go see Gail at Painting The Hamptons..this recent post of hers was so much fun..
look at the tutorial..w/ supplies in hand..and lose yourself at the beach.
Gail is a very talented artist as well.. and her husband Hugh is also .They plein air paint together and I find their outings charming..I recently read My Paris Dream because of Gail on another of her posts..her art was featured in the write up for Kate Betts ..
Ok now..the egg bread.. the recipe is from an old book of mine..Better Homes and Gardens,Best Bread Machine Recipes circa 1997book.Not the new one that Amazon has..an old one..and you can probably get it for a song~
I make the 1 1/2 lb loaf..and it's big:)
I don't bake it in the machine..I take the dough out..shape..braid..let rise and then bake.
This is not like our no-kneads ..or Ricardo's..it's a soft..slightly sweet ,,sliceable ..toastable bread.
Not rich like the challahs I make..
I love it..one slice..mayo..fresh sliced tomato s and p.
3/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of water
2 tbsps butter or margarine
3 cups bread flour..
2 tbsps sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast
This is what I do..all liquids at the beginning..I melt and cool my butter first..add the rest..I use reg flour that we buy at Costco..for this bread..
I use the dough cycle..mine is 1.30 hrs..
I remove..shape..braid..cover let rise..and bake on stones..in a pre-heated 350 F oven..for 35 minutes.
It won't have a crisp bottom..crisp like our others..but I don't always want crisp .
I sometimes want soft..sliceable and delish.
I love painting,baking scones,making bread..
and many other things:)
I have since repainted these..twice more:)
My little trial run with the tutorial..one w/ pen one w/out.
The beach scene..not the Lori Davidson collage page:)I love that Digital page from Lori..where my humble trial fits in:)
I am a member of Scrapbooks Graphics and this was a latest offering..I could not resist the artist.
Have fun..and bon weekend~
P.S...We have finished watching Friday Night Lights..pity there are not more shows like this(Parenthood ..was too)..we must have been living under a rock to have not seen this fine series the first years it aired.
I am not a footbal fan..only when I see my littles in their uniforms and that's it..but this show is so much more than that.
It's about relationships and families..friendships and character..and mistakes..and making amends..and being good..and loving..careers,teachers,parents,addictions,afflictions,faith,courage.
Loved the cast so much.
Clear eyes,full hearts,can't lose.