What’s the most versatile baked good? Something you can eat for breakfast, a tea time snack, with a fall soup or as dessert (if you’re in a pinch)? A pastry just sweet enough to keep you coming back for more… and more… and more. Yup–the almighty scone.
I like to eat these spiced pear scones slathered with butter, with a hot cup of tea and a good book by my side.
They are super moist, have a perfect crumb and don’t go down like a hockey puck (unfortunately I think we’ve all had at least one of those). The creamy, rich base stands up to whatever is mixed in and so far I’ve used cherries, berries and pears. The flakes of frozen disbursed butter cause distinct layers, creating steam pockets as the scones rise in the oven. And all of the mess happens in one bowl, which is often enough to motivate me to get my butt off the couch.