Because I really wanted to try this recipe before I committed to making a big batch of scones... This ABC edition is about making scones. Remember we bake from Abby Dodge's book The Weekend Baker? So far I've made some pretty good recipes, had one or two bummers and this was again a hit. It's too bad I can't let you bite into them, they're wonderfully flaky and very very tasty. Kids "complained" they were almost cake like! Complained because I said they could try a little butter and blue berry jam on them but they also like them plain and I only made 6 so what were they supposed to do? Now they had to choose which bite would go with jam and which to have plain LOL.
I completely forgot to add the chocolate chips I had already laid out, so the flavour of these were "just" orange zest and vanilla... lovely! Maybe it's a good idea to follow Abby's big batch suggestions so there's always a container with already mixed dry ingredients on hand, these are ready to bake in 10 minutes. Oh and I used my food processer to cut the butter in the flour. I do have this dandy little gadget but I love my Magimix to do the work for me. Just have a light hand with pushing the button (rather use the "pulse" button than the continuous one to not overmix).
Enjoy mine and have a look at my fellow ABC Bakers, here they are: ABC bakers.