While I have no quilty Valentine post I do have a yummy one!Strawberry/Rosemary Scones this morning from a recipe on Foodtv.com from "Giarda at Home". I couldn't find my heart shaped cookie cutter so they are round and while aesthetically it changes them the taste is just fine as confirmed by the recipients.
It's a simple, easy recipe and the combination of fresh rosemary in the batter and lemon juice in the frosting provides a piquancy of flavor plus that little dab of strawberry jam? Well, it's really, really good they are tender, light, and not too sweet!
The trick with these kinds of recipes is:
a] keep the ingredients chilly and
b] handle as little as possible,
Mix only till just barely combined and then get them into the preheated oven ASAP. I do not roll out these doughs but just pat them gently till they are the correct thickness, a light touch is very important.
I used only lemon juice in the frosting although the recipe calls for water too. The frosting sets up nicely and these scones transported perfectly without disturbing their appearance.
While not at all resembling the real Aussie/English scones, these are still very good. Even the pronunciation is different, the American version is pronounced with a long "O" whereas antipodeans say scones with the short "O".
Clear as mud, right?