Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Home Loving

It is difficult to tell who / what is happiest today -- me, the Mister, or the house. Being home changes the texture of my life so much that it is tangible.

After picking up my Mother who lives an hour away and running my 72,000 errands with her, I got home before lunch and managed to enjoy the whole afternoon away, never once thinking, "I have to get such-and-such done." Delish...

Among the many things I did yesterday, these scones found their way in the line up. Terrific for breakfast, snacking, or indulging.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Scones

2 c. all purpose flour
3 T. granulated sugar
2 T. poppy seeds
Zest of 2 lemons
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. plus 1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 400-degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Pour in the heavy cream, then add 1/4 c. lemon juice. Stir until soft ball forms.

Gather dough and pat out into an 8-inch circle. Cut into wedges.

Bake 12-14 minutes.

Mix confectioners' sugar and remaining lemon juice, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled scones.

Now, make a cuppa tea or coffee and eat!

These are fabulous and so easy to make. I like the simple ingredients. When I checked my fridge, after committing to making these, I discovered I didn't have fresh lemons or heavy cream. So, I substituted lemon juice from the bottle and yogurt. Fantastic!

I ended my very busy day of home loving by knitting one of Deb's waffle dish cloths. Have you tried one? They are superb and I adore the texture!

Today?? It is raining so I am attacking my loom / craft / needle room. If I don't show up for supper, send someone in for me, won't you??


  1. I dont know how people who work long hours away from home survive?! WhenI am gone to long I am frantic to get home!!! Okay maybe not frantic but I am a much nicer person if I am at home in my own domain!lol
    Good Luck on the Room! And have a beautiful day!

  2. How wonderful to be home... I often think of you when I get overwhelmed because I just don't know how you accomplish so much.
    Thank you for the recipe!
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  3. I love being at home. There's nothing as wonderful as a day spent puttering. Boy do those scones sound wonderful! Hope you'll post something wonderful from your loom soon.

  4. Thans for the recipe, I love lemon scones! Especially with a dollop of cream and lemon curd on top. They are also good with black berry or blue berry preserves. I'm so happy for you Matty that you can be home and have a good summer break. You have certainly worked hard and deserve one! I always enjoy organizing my craft space too. I really need to get in and clean out my supply drawers and reorganize some of my patterns and books. I have been downloading a lot of free patterns from the internet and ordering others from etsy. I had the intention of getting plastic sheets and a big note book to hold them, but I didn't and now I have little stacks of printed papers from one end of my room to the other. :) Have a most happy day Matty! Delisa :)

  5. By the way, Happy Belated Birthday! I had your birthday marked on my calender, but didn't glance at it this week.


Thanks for dropping in on the farm today! I enjoy your comments!