~Scones are the perfect accompaniment to a tea party and great with a cup of coffee. In my case, it’s an awesome to go breakfast with a travel sized cup of coffee when I’m on my way to work. The only downside to it is that there’s an enormus amount of crumbs lodged in my seat and scattered all over the floor. But if crumbs are all I have to worry about, that’s fine with me. Their buttery, crumbly texture with the sweet glaze drizzled delicately on top makes up for the mess.
Growing up Italian, I was more of a pitzell and biscotti girl. My grandma and aunt would crank them out by the dozen on their pitzell makers and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Brings me back 🙂
Getting back to scones: I discovered these tasty creations at the Darien farmer’s market, where a local bakery called Mother Lovin’ Cakes was selling scones amongst trays filled cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Perched on a tea tower were scones in various flavors such as lemon, orange and berry. The mama behind the cakes (whose name I didn’t catch)
said that the scones were selling 2 for $4.
I decided on a lemon one and an orange one. The next morning I had overslept and was running late for work. Looking for something to cram, I grabbed the orange scone sitting by my coffee maker. I clumsily unwrapped it as I fumbled for my keys and pulled out of the driveway. When I finally gave myself a moment to calm down, I took a bite of the scone, and it was exactly what I needed to start my day.
With only a few ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, butter, cream, and whatever flavoring you wanted) it was flaky, buttery bliss. The zing of the citrus was a great additive to cut through the richness. I still have my lemon scone, so I’m hoping I can actually take the time to eat it with a cup of tea instead of running out the door with it.
*Visit Mother Lovin’ Cakes and try one of their scones at the Darien Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays June 8-September 7 from 3-7pm at Westwood Park (75th and Fairview)*