Hi again !
The past 2 weeks have been really trying – had a non-stop fever for 12 days in the midst of 2 major assignments! Thankfully I’m blessed with such caring and thoughtful friends who’ve sent me lots of encouragement (and notes!!), as well as the ever hovering mum. And who’s forgetting my loving Dino, even in the midst of his mid-term exam. ♥♥♥
I was so disappointed that I fell sick right as I was supposed to take part in this month’s first Tuesdays with Dorie challenge, and really disheartened after the fever refused to go away after more than a week. Despite having a next assignment coming up, I dropped everything and made the buttermilk scones I was supposed to make anyway. Baking therapy should be a thing – it does wonders *_*
The challenge this time around were Buttermilk Scones, found on page 210 on Baking with Julia. Head over to Tuesdays with Dorie to see the links from all the other bakers who participated, with their beautiful scones 🙂
Scones were blueberry-lemon, here’s a picture ft. small hands
Decided to set up shop at the dining table instead of the kitchen – with my page in Baking with Julia marked out, I’m ready to start *excited*
Got my brother to take this photo (hehe in case you were wondering what socery!!) (also you can see his usual style – tip of photo finger. Hahaha he took one for Benz, Lin and I before and his finger was covering so much of the photo we looked really funny :’D)
We’re supposed to cut the butter in, and I decided to try grating the butter into the dry ingredients before rubbing it in with my hands! This worked out pretty well.
After working the butter into the dry ingredients to form a crumbly texture (it’s alright to have slightly uneven lumps, this adds to the flakiness of the scones, as with most pastries), add the buttermilk!
Adding the grated lemon peel
No pictures on the (very short) kneading and shaping process cause my hands were all icky!
Little pizzas :’D
Fresh out of the oven ♥
I love the smell of freshly baked goods, permeating the house. I could do this every day, if only I could!!
A good night with my scones and a bag of small things ♥
Which reminds me that I never did finish The God of Small Things, because reading fiction is such a luxury. But actually, I’ve to stop thinking that way; it’s only a luxury because we all spend so much time on facebook/instagram/various other form of social media. Although, a lot of time on facebook is spent reading articles posted by friends, so the nature and subject matter of reading has changed, not the time spent itself! *consolesself
Hotdog or legs Pizza or Scones. #calefareplant
These scones are really good eaten fresh out of the oven or toaster! Unfortunately, they don’t keep well and get a little soft even when placed in an airtight container. This is the dilemma I face when attempting to feed my friends all the time 😦
I finally had time to pen these thoughts down after my equity & trusts assignment submission today, rushing for the deadline was such a nightmare. Very much looking forward to the brief respite we’d have for a few days after Monday’s LCS assignment submission, before preparation for finals begins!
Take care everybuddy ♥