Thursday, March 29, 2012
Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup of your ingredient - I used chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon flour
6 Tablespoons butter
1 cup half and half or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients, no sifting required.
Place your ingredient into a bowl and add 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour and mix. Place in the freezer until needed. Here I used chocolate chips. Frozen fruit works beautifully. I have also used pecans and cubes of cheese. The cheese scones are out of the world!
To your dry mix, add 6 Tablespoons cold butter cut into chunks. Using a pastry cutter or a fork cut the butter into the flour until the butter pieces are incorporated and are small.
You can use regular milk, but will have to use less than a cup or your mix will be too wet.
Add the half and half/vanilla to the flour mix and stir until barely incorporated. Add your ingredient, stir to mix and turn out onto a large piece of floured waxed paper. Using the was paper to help you, fold the mixture onto it self three or four times then pat it into a circle.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
1 can whole kernal corn, drained
2 jalapenos, fresh or canned, chopped
1/2 red or white onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper any color will do, chopped
1 bag of your favorite shredded cheese
1 to 1.5 cups mayo
1/2 to 1 bag of Chili Cheese Fritos
Mix well and serve. If you are making it for later or the next day, do not add the Fritos until right before serving or they will become soggy. This is a staple at our family cookouts! Super easy and delicious. Enjoy.