Before we get down to the serious business of scone making, I want to thank you all for the outpouring of support for me, my home, and my blog yesterday! I feel so loved :). Many of my seasoned “big blogger” friends advise me that it’s best to just ignore such trolling comments and not to respond to them. I respect this approach and might even give similar advice to all of you. However, I have a tendency to ruminate on things unless I have an opportunity to feel heard. It’s okay if my little manners lecture did nothing to change wayward-urbanite-haters’ hearts. It did my heart good, so….enough said. Thank you!
Okay…one more thing! Speaking of manners and blog etiquette, Rhoda (aka Ms. Southern Hospitality) taught me this next lesson in good blog practices that I need to pass onto you. Many moons ago, I posted a recipe for Chicken Alouette (seriously yummy recipe if you’re looking for an easy fancy-shmancy company entree). Rhoda loved the dish and posted about it on her blog as well. Instead of just linking to me to state that she gleaned the recipe from my blog, she did NOT post the actual recipe on her blog. She linked back to me so others would have to visit here in order to grab the recipe. I cannot tell you how many hits I still receive from her blog in search of my recipe because of this choice! She is one classy lady, eh?
So, I was visiting Jenni@Beautiful Nest to ogle her newly painted vinyl floors and while there I saw a recipe I knew I needed to add to my repertoire. What is so fantastic about this recipe is that you can go from no scone to scone in about 20mins flat! All you need on hand is flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, whipping cream, and chocolate chips. I had to make some substitutions to the recipe the second time around due to a shortage in ingredients and they still turned out delicious. (Yes, I’ve made these twice in the last few days. Don’t judge me!)
I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough, pulled them apart, and placed them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and they baked to perfection. I highly recommend parchment paper. It might not be the “greenest” way to bake, but it will make you feel cool and Martha’y while doing it!
These are so yummy in the morning with coffee and would also be great to serve to company in the evening!
Visit Jenni for all the specifics and how to’s and enjoy! This recipe is a keeper!
p.s. Did you notice my new blog design? It was my weekend project, and I’m pleased with how it turned out. But oh my goodness did I nearly burst a few brain cells trying to figure out some html codes! I know nothing of html except for what I’ve learned by trial and error. But…I did it! If some links don’t work yet, bear with me. I’m still working out all the bugs.
Gina @ Skinnytaste says
Adding chocolate chips to scones is genius! I think I will revise my low fat scones with the addition of chocolate chips now!
these are soooo yummy! Thanks for the link Beth!
I love (LOVE!) your new blog background! It is gorgeous, and I am so impressed that you did yourself! 🙂
I also am loving your photography on this post! Thank you so very much for talking about the scone recipe on your blog, you are too sweet! 🙂
I hope you have a beautiful day!
Yummmm, these look good. I need to click over and get that recipe. And I agree with you on the parchment. I was a SLOW convert, because I couldn't imagine spending so much money on something entirely disposable. . . and then I actually tried baking with parchment. Oh, my glory! It is definitely worth the cost!
I love your new blog design, and I'm so impressed that you did it yourself!
Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says
Geez, thanks. Just as I was noticing that my weekly meal plan has way too many carbs you show us this!
But don't worry, for you I will sacrifice myself and make them!
Arent I selfless?
Oh, and I do LOOOOOVE your new blog design!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Thank you, my dear, for the shout-out. I probably did that on the recipe, just because I can be lazy, but it worked out good for you, so I'm happy it did. 🙂 I do think it's important to be mannerly in blogland though & I see many newbies who don't get that yet.
I know just enough about html to be dangerous!
Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says
You are so talented Beth! Your blog looks fantastic!! I wish I could figure out all of that.
And that recipe looks delicious and it may be something that I can pull off – yay!
these scones look and sound delish. BTW, I am having a giveaway over at my blog, http://aspoonfulofdish.blogspot.com/2010/07/csn-stores-giveaway.html, make sure to stop by and enter.
I did notice your new design and I love it!! I put your new button on my blog too!
These look so yummy and I will HAVE to try them as soon as I can get to the store for the whipping cream!!
Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says
The new design looks GREAT! It loads much easier and faster for me now too. And that's what important…what works for ME! 😉
These scones look delicious. I think I will try them this week. Thanks.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I may have to go check out that recipe, Beth! That looks so delicious AND I recently found gluten free flour. This might be something good to try it out on.
Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says
I LOVE Scones! My favorite breakfast food ever! Thanks for sharing babe! BTW- new header rocks!
omg those look soooo delicious!! going to make those very soon! thanks!!
Beth I love you new look! Did you make your header on scrapblog? Too cute!
I also understand about "being heard" sometimes you have to get it out to move on… that is the way that I am too…. AND I want to add that I love you blog and you HOME is beautiful and I love your BRICK wall!
I may have to plan a trip out east to try a scone! ; )
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Those look amazing!!!! I do like this new look. Different even from yesterday. You did a good job, and I like the color scheme. 🙂
Christianne @ Little Page Turners says
LOVE the new look – and that's a compliment coming from a professional. 😉
Yum, I heart scones!!! Nothing goes better with a cup of coffee than a great scone!! I will make this for sure.
Julia Feitner says
Just wanted to let you know that I think your first and last photos on this post are SIMPLY STUNNING!!!
Yum! I have to make those!
Ashley O says
Mmmmmmm……I need to make some of these ASAP!! Thanks!! Seriously………. what is wrong with people?? Sorry you are dealing with such negative people! Keep doing what you are doing Beth. I love your blog!
As I said, I do love the new look. I am so very impressed with your skills! HTML is sceeery!! I do need to learn more about how to use it…one day.;) Thanks for the blog manners reminder. I also appreciate good manners and giving credit where it's deserved. You're a good lady.:)
This treat looks amazingly delish! Thanks for sharing.
Those look so yummy…I will definitely check out the recipe. Thanks for sharing! I have so much to learn about blog manners…I am trying! Oh, and I like the new blog look. I changed mine up recently too.
Those look delish, I love scones! I also firmly believe there is something cathartic about writing a strongly worded letter, even if you're the only one who reads it 😉
Th blog is so cute! The scones look yummy! I need to follow your lead and do both, a blog makeover and some scones!!