Thursday, April 18, 2013

A First For A Third

Yesterday morning, I was as snug as a bug in a rug. It was the perfect in house temperature combined with the perfect amount of blankets that made it so extra snuggly and wonderful in bed. But instead of dozing off, I started to wake up. There was a strange smell invading my dreams.

It wasn't an unpleasant smell. Far from it. It was.... mmmmmm tasty treat smell. I was still a bit too groggy to figure out exactly what I was smelling.
I knew it was our anniversary. I figured SP was making me a surprise breakfast, especially since we ended up not making ourselves a breakfast treat last Sunday morning, even though we had purchased all the ingredients. Was it waffles? Pancakes? But I didn't smell bacon or sausage, and of course waffles & pancakes need one those breakfast meats as an accompaniment. Muffins? Muffins are a quick treat to make before work. But what kind? Did we have berries?
I finally woke up enough to put it all together. Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones, which we had planned to bake Sunday morning but then we didn't because we had leftover tiramisu from our anniversary dinner at Arlecchino and because we were in the process of making a dessert for the week. Scones seemed like a bit much on top of those treats. Fortunately, candied ginger keeps.

Sure enough when he came in to wake me up, SP confirmed he had baked scones. What a great way to wake up on our anniversary! I have made scones before, in the days before SP, and he has made scones before as well, in the days before me, but we've never made them together. We have been meaning to make scones for the longest time, but for some reason, they always get pushed aside. This was the first time we (well, SP) had made scones, and it was for our third anniversary.
I did have to make the glaze and drizzle it myself - it's simply powdered sugar and lemon juice. These scones are delicious! Moist and light and fluffy and full of lemon and candied ginger flavor. I could easily have devoured all four myself. In one day. But I didn't. I shared one and a half with SP and the other two and a half lasted 2 days.

Definitely a make again scone.

Recipe here: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/glazed-lemon-ginger-scones
*We halved the recipe

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