Friday, February 27, 2015

Scone Obsession

I know, SCONES, SCONES, SCONES! Lately, I've made more scones than anything else. Just this week I sent a batch out to my good friend Chris in Colorado who loves them just because, and another batch to one of my true BFFs, Sue. Sue, with her husband Pete, returned home to Michigan to be with her family and to say fare-well to her Dad Ken who passed away - the loss of an amazing and accomplished Veteran from the Tenth Army Division.

Other people send flowers or make donations - I bake. It's what I do...

My scones aren't true scones in the Irish or British sense. Mine are more like a scone-Danish hybrid. I make many, many layers of butter-studded dough, like a Danish. You can see the process here in a series of photos from a previous blog post, and of course, the finished product photo below:

Lemon swirl scones are a favorite! 

There's something so basic, so un-techy about making scones. The only mixing utensils you need are a bowl and a fork!  No high-tech gadgets, no fancy-schmancy mixer or food processor. A bowl and a fork - oh, and a measuring cup and some measuring spoons.

I love to share my scones so much that I am holding a raffle at the end of the month, winner to be announced April 1st. The winner, no matter where you are, will get a dozen of my full-sized scones. That's a $25 value! 

Here are some photos I took this morning of scones-in-the-making. I made strawberry swirl, brown sugar cinnamon raisin swirl, and maple walnut swirl (with maple syrup from Nightengale Farm in nearby Galway, NY! Take a look:

These will be brown sugar cinnamon raisin swirl scones!

And maple walnut, with pure, local maple syrup!

Hope you enjoy these little snippets of my scone-making obsession. Let me share a dozen with you - comment below (as anonymous with your name if you have trouble) and it might be YOUR name I announce on April 1st!

All the best,

Your Adirondack Baker


  1. Love making scones with Marielle kids. Yours looks yummy.

  2. I'm glad you posted that your scones are not the traditional style, but more a hybrid of scones and danish. Now I know that I will try them sometime.

    1. I am sure you will enjoy them, Sue! See you Tuesday morning for your cake pick-up! (Thank you!)

  3. For those who want to comment but haven't been able to, here's an easy tip: See below the comment box where it says "Comment as:" well, use the drop-down menu and choose one of the options. Under Name/URL - you can just type your name, or further down the list is the "Anonymous" option, but you'd have to put your name in the body of your comment so I know who you are and can let you know when you win! :) Give it a try, please!

  4. We would really enjoy your delicious scones!

    1. Yea, Lois, it worked! You're in the running! Thank you for your comment!

  5. I have no doubt they are delicious. They look so yummy. I gain weight just looking at your posts.

  6. More scones! !!!! Lemon n maple walnut r my favorite!!!!!!