Scones! Love them. For Tuesdays With Dorie this week, Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu chose for us to make Dorie’s Cream Scones (page 27).
One of my dearest, kindred friends (a roommate from BYU) was in Utah last week and I had the pleasure of her staying with us a couple days. I’ve known Bonnie for almost 20 years, it was great to see her! One morning, I whipped up a half batch of the scones for breakfast before she woke up (her sister was also staying here one night). The scones were a great addition to breakfast along with yogurt, homemade granola and fruit. Bonnie and her sister really liked the scones. So did I!
Scones are so simple to make. These have an egg and butter along with the cream. I decided to add some mini chocolate chips and toffee bits, since these are my favorite mix-ins to scones. I already have a favorite scones recipe that also has cream in it. I like that it doesn’t have butter and egg, too. (You know me, trying to save every fat gram and calorie I can, so I’ll probably stick with that recipe—which I’ve also made a little lower fat and with whole wheat flour and they were still great--blueberry lime scones.
Don’t get me wrong, Dorie’s cream scones are great—nothing like a little butter flavor to add to the deliciousness of something! Oh yeah, the chocolate and toffee help there, too!
I like that these are smaller, you know, so you don’t feel bad eating 2 or 3 of them. hehe
Here’s a picture of Bonnie and I the morning she left. She was off to a wedding all pretty and ready to go and there I am with morning bed head, plain faced and a t-shirt. sigh Oh well. I’m glad we got a picture.
Bonnie lives in California and has forever (except for college days). She took me to Disneyland for the first time, in 1993, actually it was the only time I’ve been there—we plan to take the boys there next year.
And here we are ready to par-tay at a 70’s dance. And I can’t believe I’m posting this nasty photo of me, but Bon looks so good that I went ahead with it. Ah, the good old days. A few years ago, in 2006, Bonnie so graciously let my mom, sister-in-law, Monica and I spend a few days with her while we spent time in LA (We went to The Price Is Right—to fulfill my dream of seeing Bob Barker before he retired, he retired the next year! We also went to The Ellen Show—such a great time! And we spent a day in San Diego.) Super fun to get to spend time with Bonnie again then. Those kinds of friendships are priceless. Thanks, Bon! I can’t help it, but always sing “My Bonnie lives near the ocean, my Bonnie lives near the sea….bring back, oh bring back, oh bring back my Bonnie to me!” ;)
Hey, you can get the recipe for Dorie’s cream scones on the link above for Lynne’s blog. Check out other TWD blogger's scones, too!