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.
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.