For the past two weeks I’ve been in NY spending time with family and friends (hence the lack of posting). NY is surprisingly warm right now. I totally packed for the wrong weather – all the knit sweaters, tall boots, and scarves I brought home have just sat in my suitcase. I’m really enjoying this taste of fall though. I know some people don’t care about the seasons but it really is beautiful when the leaves change colors. I mean, look at that!
My family threw me a bridal shower the first weekend I was home. Chris’ Mom and sisters came too. It was really fun! We had no idea what we were doing (it was only my second bridal shower, and my family’s first) – but it was still really fun and just maybe 5% awkward. You have to admit, its always a little weird opening gifts in front of people – especially when its gifts that you’ve asked for!
Since I have a little down time before heading to Philadelphia for one of my sweetest, and dearest friend’s wedding, I decided to do some baking with the L.A. Burdick (best hot chocolate in Boston!) chocolate chips I got from my shower.
Don’t these scones look scrumptious? The best part is that they literally take minutes to put together.
Here are some of the few photos I have from the bridal shower:
We ended the bridal shower with a trip to the Rockland Bakery. I just had to show all my out-of-town friends where I get my bagels. I’m seriously considering ending the wedding there too…
I am taking advantage of being home and have been crafting like a mad woman. I have been to Michael’s and AC Moore more times than I can count. Its been a sewing-machine-X-acto-knife-modge-podge whirlwind. But things are getting done for our wedding in January! I’m super excited and it’s not that far away (eep!).
I am loving being home with Kara too. She’s the coolest. Here are some pics of her on our walk today:
Kara stopping to smell…the dead flowers?
This picture of Kara makes me giggle. It looks like she’s coming home from a hard day of work with her head down like that.
I could go on and on about Kara. Anyways back to the scones!
These scones are really versatile – you can add in whatever mix-ins you have on hand. And I like making them small as a good snacking size. Because they are so quick and easy to put together, you don’t need to plan ahead – bonus!
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cream Scones
Recipe adapted from Food Librarian
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons organic sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Burdick’s 68% chocolate chips)
- 1 cup heavy cream
*Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
*Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
*Add in butter and using your hands, cut the butter into small pea-sized pieces.
*Stir in the chocolate chips.
*With a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in heavy cream. Pat the dough into a flat disk on a well-floured surface. The dough will be a little sticky.
*Form dough into a square about 3/4 inch thick and cut into 16 or 25 scones. Or you can form the dough into a disk and cut into wedges.
*With a pastry brush, brush each scone with some heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar.
*Bake scones for about 12-15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.