Writing about food doesn’t come naturally to me.
I don’t consider the kitchen to be my stronghold, and that’s putting it very mildly…
But these are so worth the exception:
When I lived in Oslo, more years ago than I’d care to admit, every Saturday morning we would walk down a couple of blocks to the neighbourhoods bakery/coffee place, arm ourselves with a few fresh loaves for the week, and then sit down to have coffee with scones and the best home-style strawberry jam I have ever tasted.
Try as I might, I never found equally good scones, with the same crumbled texture, and that just-so sweet taste again. After many tries of so called scones at other bakeries, I gave up.
But yesterday I picked a copy of Molly’s book from the library, and there was this recipe for Scottish scones. A quick search on her blog, and I got a photo that looked very much like the scones I craved for, and a recipe that sounded easy enough for even the kitchen challenged me to try out.
My little ones cooperated by waking up at 7 today, instead of the horrible 5:30 which my youngest thinks is a good time to start the day lately. So I was in good spirits, and ready for kitchen experiments. I ended up making the blog version, and used raisins.
For some reason mine didn’t rise very well, but they were still so good, and so easy to make that I’ll be trying many more variations in the near future. And they taste very much like the scones I remembered, so finally my craving was satisfied.
Have a great weekend everyone!