Saturday, July 21, 2007

sheila's scones

I have a friend named Elizabeth.
About 10 years ago she changed my life.
She had invited me over for coffee.
But it turned out to be so much more.
Along with the pot of dark rich coffee,
she had a pan of warm fluffy sugared scones.
Her mom's recipe.
Her mom, Sheila, lives on an island off of the coast of Vancouver.
In the summer she puts up jam and then serves it with her
hot oh so lovely scones.
These are not your regular-rock-hard-possibly-break-a-tooth scones.
They are a treat that make an ordinary day into an occasion.
Last night, my neighbor showed me how to put up apricot jam.
This morning, I am making scones.
I've never met Sheila but I have a deep affection for her.
Thank you, Sheila, for your scones.

Sheila's Scones
2 C flour
1 T baking powder
4 T sugar
1/2 C butter
1 C buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly.
Stir in buttermilk. Shape into a round. Cut in 8 wedges.
Seperate on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes.


Lindsey said...

these are the best scones on the planet. to you they are sheila's, but to me they are sue's scones and just thinking about them makes my mouth water a little. miss you.

Kristi said...

I love that the first thing I read on your blog is 'your' scone recipe. You shared these with me over some crazy coffee some years ago and thus began a sweet friendship. This recipe has made it with me to Beijing and helps to remind me how dear friendships such as yours are! Hurray, I finally made it on your site. Talk to you soon. xoxoxo

Darshini said...

I sit with a mouthful of dry popcorn as I read your scone entry. Oh how I loved our scone and eyebrow sessions.....yup you remember those! I can't wait for the next has been too long!

susanna said...

Just reading your comments - I realize again how rich I am with good friends! What a treat! love you guys! Sue

ps Darsh - did you mention the eyebrows because you've seen me recently? They need work, I know!:)