Sunday, April 06, 2008

Another Sweet Craving.

I have really been craving the breakfast pastries lately, and this morning I just had to have a scone.

Every once in a while, I try to bake a scone that is reminiscent of a ginger biscuit from one of my favorite Seattle bakeries, Café Besalu. Numerous times over the holidays, I have made them, and now, while transitioning out of my job, I find that I have some extra time on my hands to make them every once in a while for my co-workers. There is something special about Café Besalu’s biscuit, a melt in your mouth quality that I am convinced may come from the flour that they use, not just the butter, or the barely touched dough.

This morning, instead of trying once again to recreate the ginger goodness, I went in a different direction with some ingredients I had on hand. The recipe I had been eyeing called for buttermilk, but I used a cream top whole milk yogurt instead, which worked out quite lovely. I threw in some plumped cranberries, raisins and a dash of cinnamon. If only I had an orange, I would have zested it to add a little brightness. The result was quite a handsome looking scone, so handsome that it trumps my less perky looking, yet supertender ginger scones.

..hmmm, looks like ginger might need a new look.

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