It’s not you, it’s me.
I hate scones.
What is there appeal?
They’re all: “Oh hi, I’m shaped like a rock, and resemble a stale muffin. I’ll cut the roof of your mouth and make you choke from all my dryness.”
But my hate was based on ignorance, because I’ve never actually made a scone IN MY LIFE. (I’ve always had them at diners/restaurants/coffee shops, made by other people, and god knows how (un)fresh they were.)
So I needed to make them for myself, so I could know for sure whether or not scones and I were meant to be together.
In my kitchen, I have this little box of kumquats, poppy seeds and a bag of macadamia nuts. It sounded like a good mixed group of ingredients to throw into the scones. If you cant find kumquats, you could substitute orange zest to get a general idea, but it won’t be the same. It’ll still be good, but just not the same.
This blog may be called Savory Notes, but there’s corn syrup running through my veins. I want nothing more than to cover these scones in a thick, ridiculous layer of icing. But I wont, because I’m trying to impress you, and be on my best behavior. So for these little scones, I’ve sprinkled them with some pretty sparkly raw sugar.
My results? Meh… they’re ok.
I’m not a hater anymore, but I’m still not a fan of scones. These particular ones came out tasty, flaky, and the BF gobbled them up. The kumquats are little fresh bursts of citrus, and the macadamia nuts are sweet nutty nuggets in between. And poppy seeds are just awesome in general.
For now, I think I’ll stick with muffins. But if you’re a scone lover, go ahead and give this recipe a try. It’s a good scone, if that’s your thing.
I think what bums me out about scones, is that they just taste like a handful of flavored pie crust. Am I tasting them wrong? What are you favorite scone flavors?