Weather: 43 and sunny
What I’m listening to: The Album Leaf
Oh heavens. I had to restrain myself from eating three of these. My willpower may have met its match in these spectacular scones.
I had the baking urge. If you like to bake, you know what I’m talking about. And I had a rather lovely box of strawberries needing to be used. Sometimes the best recipes are created when I’m missing an ingredient and need to get creative. I was craving strawberry shortcake, but didn’t have any whipping cream on hand. Then it hit me. Scones are very similar to shortcake. And a creamy, sugary glaze could mimic whipped cream. I hopped up from my seat and headed straight to the kitchen to get to work before the moment passed.
I pulled up a trusty plain cream scone recipe and added a generous amount of quartered fresh strawberries. Then, while the scones were baking, I made a simple creamy glaze with half-and-half, vanilla, and powdered sugar. They smelled so good and looked so beautiful, I couldn’t wait until the glaze firmed up before I dove in. . . and made a mess all over my hands and face. Then, I had another. True story.