Anyone who knows me knows how hectic my daily schedule is just like a lot of you. Having two small kids with a full time and demanding job and a three hour daily commute takes its toll. Over the years I have learned how to deal with the hectic pace and each year it becomes easier because I learn new tricks and tips. One of the things I have learned that works for me is taking things at a slower pace on the week-ends. I try to take some time to spend just alone to recharge. The kids are usually playing somewhere around but I am alone with my thoughts. A lot of times the moments are happy and other times I realize the things I could have done better in the past. I take it for what it is, learn my lessons and move on. I find the solace in my thoughts and also the strength within me.
Here is a recipe for White Chocolate Scones with Raspberry Sauce/Curd. I like to enjoy these on a week-end in my alone time, sipping a cup of tea and being alone in all the 3 year old’s constant chatter surrounding me.
The scones are very hard to master. They are sometimes too hard and sometimes with too little sugar. This recipe seems to have worked. The White Chocolate bits are little surprises hidden in each bite and the Raspberry sauce adds the tangy bite and flavor to the Scones.
The best part of this recipe is you don’t have to own a stand mixer. You could use a regular bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
- All Purpose Flour 1 3/4cup
- Sugar ¼ cup
- Baking Powder 2 tsp
- Salt ¼ tsp
- Butter 1/3 cup
- Vanilla baking chips or White Chocolate chips 2/3 cup
- Egg 1
- Almond Milk vanilla scented unsweetened 2/3 cup
- Raspberry Curd (recipe here) ½ cup or more as needed
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- In a stand mixer, mix Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt on a very low speed. We are just mixing so low speed does the job in couple of minutes.
- Add the Egg and mix again for couple of minutes.
- Cut the butter in small pieces. Add Butter and Chocolate chips at the same time and mix. The mixture will form a dough as shown in the picture.
- On a floured surface or on a parchment paper, knead the dough a few times to make it all come together.
- Sprinkle some flour on the surface and using a rolling pin, make an 8 to 9 inch round. It would the size of a personal pizza.
- Cut this round into 8 equal sizes just like you would cut a pizza.
- The dough doesn’t spread much in baking so arrange the pieces on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove when you see the bottom turning brown.
- The chocolate chips that are peeking out of the dough will melt and may even turn brown. They actually taste better that way, I think.