Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TWD—Cream Scones—with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

Scones!  Love them.  For Tuesdays With Dorie this week, Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu chose for us to make Dorie’s Cream Scones (page 27).

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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! 

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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.

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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.

DSCF3213 Here’s Bonnie and I sportin’ that awesome 90’s hair.

DSCF3226 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!

25 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great hostess you are to make these for breakfast. If you do make it down to Southern Cali next year, you'll have to pay me a visit. I'm only a half hour away from Anaheim and you know I'd love to see you.

Cindy said...

Got to love old college roommates! 35 years later 3 of us get together for lunch each month. They would do anything for me! Sounds like you and Bonnie have a great friendship. Glad you got to spend time with her, eating scones!

Cakelaw said...

I love the toffe bits and choc chips in your scones, but I am really loving your photos of you and Bonnie - they are great! I love photos and seeing how people chnage over time.

Lisa Ernst said...

Naturally you would add the chocolate chips, as I would. The dark chocolate is the simplest, tastiest way to up the nutrition. :-)

bakingblonde said...

These sounds better than cookies! I really should make scones, what a great excuse to eat a sweet treat for breakfast!

Fallon said...

I love the old photos!!

Tia said...

those photos are awesome! i wish i had a longtime friend like that. the memories are priceless.
way to go with the toffee bits in the scones. i am going to try that next time.


Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

basicallybaked said...

The scones look so good! Nice pictures and story of you and Bonnie too.

Kayte said...

Oh those photos are such fun! Thanks for sharing them, really nice to see you both through the years. Your scones look great...I might have to try the toffee chips in this recipe next time as I love toffee chips...what are those other things in there? Oh, yeah, chocolate chips, right. I made these twice as the first time I did not get any (and half the batch did have those chocolate chip things in them for the guys). I cleaned up, threw in a load of laundry, did a little of this and that, and went to get a scone to sit down and enjoy it (the ones with currants) and they were GONE! I made them again this morning. Living with guys means you have to move fast if you want food and/or hide a portion for yourself. Right?

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

How cute - I just love this post! And your scones look absolutely perfect. I'm definitely trying your blueberry lime scones, soon! :)

Valerie said...

Yay for time with friends!! And the scones look great.

Kathleen said...

I love your college photos! These scones look really amazing! Love the chocolate and toffee!

Nicole said...

These would be so perfect for breakfast! I prepped mine and baked the next morning, but still didn't deliver them until noon. There were no complaints and everyone loved them.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful time! the scones with sound delicious and the toffee bits are masterful!
Mary

Lauryn said...

these pics are soooo cute! I love those friendships that last forever, no mater how far apart you may be. I love how your scones look with that toffee and chocolate! Yum!!!!

jillbert said...

OK, the scones look good, but I am totally jealous that you went to The Price is Right! I wish I would have been able to go before Bob retired!

Baking Ribbons said...

I like how you made a wreath out of the scones! I have not made scones before, but plan to eventually. On an mostly unrelated note, did you see the British Invasion version of Chopped tonight? The one thing that struck me was that they were so polite!! Not much of this I'M THE BEST SO I WILL WIN and THE JUDGES CUT ME AND THEY WERE WRONG attidude!

Peggy said...

What great looking scones and I cannot wait to try them with toffee as you did. And I LOVED seeing the photos of you and your friend. Great post. Thank you for sharing part of your life.

TeaLady said...

O, I like that idea of toffe bits. Have to look at the store.

Photos are such time capsules. Am so glad the 80s styles are GONE. Course I was married then, but still.....

Loved the memories.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Ooh..I love the toffee bits in your scones. What a great breakfast addition! You're so lucky to have a true friend for such a long time! :)

Gloria said...

Beautiful scones! I bet the addition of chocolate chips and toffee bits were fabulous.

Love your photos! It's always fun to look back in time. :)

Stephanie said...

YUM. Will you come live at my house?

Jaime said...

wow I think your scones look so much better than mine! Choc and toffee sounds way yummier than dried fruit =P did your toffee bits melt or stay semi crunchy? i always find they melt in the oven.... still yummy but not the texture I'm wanting

Megan's Cookin' said...

I loved this post! It was fun seeing the ol photos of you and Bonnie. And what a nice surprise to wake up to these scones. Love the toffee pieces in them!

Now I cant wait till you to take the boys to Disneyland. Dont forget to share the pics when you do!

AnickH said...

i agree with u. the scones are way better w/out eggs
http://anickh.blogspot.com/2012/08/vanilla-scones-again.html