Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain~ Life is Yummy ~

Each Tuesday Misi, of Gable House Musings, chooses a theme and invites bloggers to play along with her "Tuesday Display Chain". This week the theme is "Yummy", to be interpreted by  each participating blogger as they see fit. 

I confess, I have a bit of a sweet tooth...so of course when Misi said "yummy", my mind went right to dessert...
 ~Even my pies are a little "kattywhompus"~
As grandpa Ralph always said, "I only like two kinds of pie.
Hot...and cold."

But for a really yummy treat...you can't beat my favorite scone recipe. People beg me to make these...now they can beg you too.

 From the 1989 February issue of Country Living Magazine, 
I give you...
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups unsifted self rising, all-purpose flour (see note)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease baking sheet. In large bowl, combine flour and sugar. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs.

2. In small bowl, combine milk, egg, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, along with chocolate chips and mix with fork until mixture clings together and forms a soft dough.

3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead gently 5 or 6 times. With lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 7 inch round. Cut into 4 wedges.

4. Place scones, 1 inch apart, on greased baking sheet. Pierce tops with tines of fork.
5. Bake scones 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Note: Or add 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to 2 cups regular all-purpose flour.

Kattywhompus Tips: Knead gently, no more than needed to hold the dough together. Over handling will give you tough scones. Instead of rolling out the dough I pat it into a flat round with my hands and cut it into eight scones. Also, these burn easily. I watch them carefully and bake until lightly browned...golden brown on top means the bottoms are too dark for me. See the photo for "lightly browned".

And then there is my very favorite sweet thang. Mancake. ;)
~Yummy~

See the other Tuesday Display Chain participants at: http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/

Until next time...

16 comments:

  1. Hmmmm... To early to read this made me hungry.The scones would be good for breakfast though.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  2. Yummy! Now I'm hungry! Mancake ~ cute!
    Prim Blessings! Robin

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  3. Yummy post, I will try the scones. Is there a recipe for the Mancake....
    Connie

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  4. Ahh Ronda, sweets for your sweet, and you found your way to his heart:) Excellent! Thanks for sharing your recipe with your tips and tricks:)
    Carol

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  5. I will have to try your recipe, love those at breakfast with a cup of coffee. Now I want something sweet after this mornings yummy pictures. Love the mancake, cute. Vicky

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  6. The apple pie~ looks so yummy for my tummy!!!I love that saying from Grandpa Ralph only 2 kinds of pie(hot/cold) my kind also~ love homemade pie!!
    Mancake~ too cute!
    smiles
    Teresa

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  7. Rhonda,

    The pies and scones look so yummy !

    I made a pineapple upside down cake yesterday !

    Thanks for the scone recipe !

    Have you tried the orange scones from Panera Bread ! They are delicious !

    hugs,
    LInda

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  8. Oh no...pies and scones!! My weakness, besides COOKIES!
    Yum!
    Diane

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  9. O YUMMY YUM YUM! I agree with Granpa i like mine hot and cold pie that is lol Thanks for the recipe and Mancake HAHAHA sounds like a totally Delish and yummy day ! Hugs
    lil raggedy angie

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  10. Miss perfect ..who bakes and runs..You left us with such a big teaser.. Everything looks more than YUMMY..Looks darn SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!
    {{HUGS}}

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  11. Haha - mancake. Love it! And I love scones!
    Thanks for following - I am following you now too. I see you have pups. Check back with me in a few days. I am posting on something w/dogs that you have to see!

    Take care
    Laura

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  12. What do you have to add to make that 'mancake' yummy?
    ★Linda★

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  13. Such gorgeous photos...looks divine and soo so yummy! I never met a mancake before..how cute!
    Just wanted to stop in and say hi..i love grazing through all your gorgeous posts...such charm and beauty..thanks for sharing your magical world here!
    Victoria~

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