OK. So I don’t Know How to Bake. But I’m Learning.
My Little Helper LOVES All Things in the Kitchen…Baking 101 Here We Come.
We are Beginners.
I Wanted to Prepare a Proper English Tea to Celebrate the Final Episode of Downton Abbey.
I Needed Scones on the Menu.
But…the Big But…Trying to Follow the Recipe…
I Don’t Know Baker-Lingo…So I had some Hiccups along the Way…
My First Obstacle…FLOUR.
Did You Know there are At Least 25 Different Flour Offerings in the Grocery Store?
Categorized by Self-Rising Flour or All-Purpose Flour.
This Recipe called for 4 Cups Flour…It Just Said Flour. Hmmm.
I Decided to Pick the Flour in the Cute Flour Sack with the Fun Graphics.
Then I bumped into a kind lady who was attempting to lift a 25 lb. bag of Flour into her Cart. I Helped with the Heavy Lifting. Then I asked about Why All the Different Kinds of Flour.
The lady asked to Look at the Recipe.
Sure Enough…when the Recipe includes other Dry Ingredients (Cornstarch, Baking Powder, Salt), You Use All-Purpose Flour.
The Self Rising Flour has All that Stuff Already In It.
I See. Lesson Learned.
Our First Attempt at Scones…We Sure Could Have Used a Floury Hand!
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Sugar. 4 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder. 4 tbsp Cornstarch.
3/4 Cup Shredded Butter (Shred the Butter when it’s Cold?)
1 tsp Salt. 2 tsp Vanilla.
1 Cup Coconut Milk
Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees.
Add Chocolate Chips, Sugar, Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Butter in a bowl. Combine Well.
Mix Coconut Milk and Vanilla in a Separate Container.
Add Wet Ingredients to Dry Ingredients. Mix Until Dough Clumps Together.
Press Dough on a floured board and Cut into Wedges or into Shapes.
(Flour Your Hands if the Dough is Sticky. We Didn’t Do This…but We Should Have.)
Prepare a Baking Sheet and Transfer the Wedges (Snowballs) on to the Sheet.
Sprinkle Scones with Sugar and Bake for 30 Minutes.
Careful Watching is Not Required, but Fun to Do.
Thank You Summer Daisy!
It Was a Simple and Fun Activity with Perfect (Almost Perfect) Results.
Seeing My Girl Experience the Heady Scent of Vanilla for the Very First Time.
And Tasting Our First Baking Creation From Scratch.