Having spent 2 and 1/2 years where every Saturday morning I got up and baked bread, I still sometimes savior the fact that Saturday mornings can now be lazy. I love the option of getting up early hitting the farmers market, or going for a bike ride or maybe just drinking coffee till noon in pjs reading magazines and the newspaper. And then some Saturdays there is still the need to bake. I know I have written now so much about how mixing flour and kneading dough is the best form of zen therapy ever, but its so true.
Having the need for a little baking therapy the other Saturday there were just the right combination to make scones that will blow any tea party out of the water. Its summer and sweet basil with strawberries you can’t quite get enough of. Oh but wait you need something a little savior to balance off all that sweetness, the answer came from the cheese drawer….feta. The best smell is when the strawberries start warming up in the oven filling up the whole house with sweet summer baked smells. These have been awesome for breakfast all week but I also recommend eating them with chicken salad or a savior caesar salad.
RECIPE: STRAWBERRY-FRESH BASIL & FETA SCONES
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter – melted
3/4 c milk
1/3 c feta
1/2 chopped strawberries
1 tbsp fresh basil
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt together, toss in strawberries, feta and basil. Add butter mix, and in milk need till forms a dough. Roll dough out till 1/2 inch thick, cut scones into traditional triangles. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.