April 07, 2013
Welcome to my dream, yes literally. I am still jet lagged and I feel like living in a dream or rather standing next to my body most of the time. But I also have good moments, usually very early in a morning, like 4 am, when it’s still dark outside, apartment is covered in a total silence and I can drink my coffee and enjoy alone time with my sweet cat Ryszard. At this time he’s very tired so he just comes to the kitchen and lies down on my knees.
This is also the time when I’m going through recipes and I want to eat everything. But then the daylight comes (so essential for my pictures), I want to take pictures of what I’ve prepared and the state of “standing next to my body” appears. I promise to make my pictures better soon. I hope that it will pass soon because hanging out with friends in the evening is too hard when the only thing I can concentrate on is my pillow.
I baked this scones in the middle of the night as I needed something for my jam. I used Martha Stewart recipe but I added coconut instead of blueberries and yogurt as a replacement of cream (I did not feel like going to a store at 4 am). Martha says that to create soft scones you shouldn’t mix or knead it too much. I think she’s right.
You will need (for 8):
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 3 tbsp coconut
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 3 tbsp yogurt plus you can brush tops of scones if you like
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat your oven to 200*C. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. The next step will be to add butter (remember that you need it cut in small cubes), coconut flakes and the lemon zest. In a small bowl mix together eggs and yogurt and then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix it just a little bit, until all the ingredients come together. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead just a little bit (just few times).
Flat the dough so it’s about 3 cm thick and cut it like on a picture. Transfer it on a baking paper and bake for around 20-22 minutes. Tastes amazing with a homemade jam :)