Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brilliant Brunch: Mini Lemon Scones

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Yesterday was my 26th Birthday.  Living in a new city with no friends and no John, I wasn't sure how great the actual day would be.  Happy Birthday wishes aside, I was finding 26 to be a bit of a conundrum.  Yes, I did a lot in the last year (2 new jobs, 2 moves--one over 250 miles to NYC).  But, I was starting to feel like 30 was closing in on me and all the things I dreamed for myself in college might not come to fruition after all.

In reality, my birthday ended up being wonderful.  M&M and K&E all took time out of their day to really make me feel loved.  Mom and Dad went above and beyond, so much so that I felt 10 again.  And, of course, John pulled out all the birthday stops, embarrassing me at work, with a delivery of lunch and dessert.  Even 250+ miles away, he can still make me feel special.  Two great girls at work took it upon themselves to really make my birthday special which made the longest part of my day, also really enjoyable.

Enjoying the nice weather in Bryant Park, eating John's lunch, and looking around, I was struck by how much my surroundings have changed.  Maybe growing up isn't giving up your dreams but accepting that some of those old dreams don't matter that much anymore.  And, accepting that your new dreams, while maybe not as glamorous, are just as exciting and important.  For 26, I hope that despite the inevitable sour times, the year will be sweet.  Like these bite-sized scones.
Mini Lemon Scones (adapted from here)
Serves:  6 (24 mini scones)

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, cold
1/2 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup milk

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.  Cut the butter into small cubes.  Cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly, using two knives or your clean hands.  Add lemon zest and stir.  Combine lemon juice and milk and immediately pour into the dough.  Stir until combined and knead until the dough is uniform.  Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  On a floured surface, roll out dough until it is about a 1/2 inch thick. With a knife, cut the dough into small triangles. Place onto a greased cookie sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top. Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely. 

A big thanks to all my family and friends that truly care--the ones that I can count on no matter what, wherever they are.

Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. شركة نقل عفش
    اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش واثاث


  2. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام


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