Sep. 12th, 2014


baking update: that nameless peanut-butter stuff my cousin showed me how to make when we were kids (comment if you want the recipe)

other, fannish: Re-watching Glee season 3 from the library. Now I want Kurt/Brittany, (either friendship or drunkenness/serious emotional upset-leads-to-baby fic) and Mercedes/Shane. He was kinda awesome, actually, and very into Mercy, which she totally deserved. And I wish they'd decided to handle Tina/Mike differently. They were a terrific couple, and shouldn't have dissolved the way they did. Stupid Glee. *sigh* Also, I ask you, how much more complicated and awesome and potentially-hilarious would that whole Quinn/Puck/Shelby triangle would have been if Zizes had still been in the mix? Just, srsly. More Zizes, more of the time. (And why did Kurt ever quit football? Good kickers are not so common that you can just let them go like that, not even at the high school level.) Mike Chang's mom is awesome, and I see why she's always such an asset in the best Glee zombie apocafics.

other, non-fannish: The mother of the semi-feral backyard kittens was teaching them how to kill a mouse early this morning. So adorable and fuzzily lethal! Yay! (I have no idea where the corpse ended up. Hopefully they ate it after they were done playing with it, but I expect I'll probably find it in the yard whenever it would be the grossest and most disgusting possibility.)

Sep. 9th, 2014


Tea Scones!

I'm still working on the bread/flax seed thing, but I winged it with the scones as I'm fairly confident in my abilities to mess with baking soda leavened things.

So if anyone wants it, here's the recipe:

1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
4 tbsp chilled butter
1 egg
1/4 c whipping cream
1/2 c room temperature assam tea (or as much/little as you need; I set aside 1 c of tea after I let it steep and ended up using only 1/2 c) plus 2 tbsp set aside
1 tsp lemon juice (because I only had lemon slices on hand so I just squeezed a few slices for their juice)
1/2 c confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 350F

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and granulated sugar. Cut butter into flour mix until the butter is the size of small crumbs. Beat in egg, whipping cream, 1/2 c tea, and lemon juice until dough just begins to come together.

Spoon by the large tablespoon size onto a baking sheet and bake 10 to 20 minutes, until the scones just begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack.

In a small bowl, mix the confectioner's sugar and 2 tbsp of tea. Drizzle over scones and serve with (yes, more!) tea.

(Yes, I used an egg. It makes it more cake like which I love. I'm sure you can leave the egg out if you prefer biscuit like scones, though you'd probably have to reduce the amount of tea used.)



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