I realized my scone super power while baking at Macy's Coffee House in Flagstaff in the late 80s. This recipe is far and away from the one I used there, where we literally measured in handfuls and metal scoops. As for the curry, it developed over 20 years and is forever being altered. The patties are from a NYT article.
I'm posting these because I'm so excited to be headed to California for a blast of "girlfriend" with my best gal pal Kelly who baked with me at Macy's. She is also the one I made a poem for in the H`art Project with Joanne Green. I can't wait to cook for her.
So here we go.
Pam’s Citrus Sour Cream Cranberry Scones
Preheat oven to 400. Bake 18-20 minutes
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whir food processor
Add zest of one lemon. Do not omit. This is an important flavor.
Add 3/4 cups butter. Whir til gravely.
Add a half cup cranberries or cherries and process for a few seconds. There will be tiny red fruit specks in the flour. This is the secret to how wonderful these scones are.
to a bowl. Add another cup cranberries.
a cup orange juice with 1/2 cup sour cream. Fold into the dry ingredients.
Plop spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Mix a teaspoon cinnamon with 2 tablespoons sugar to sprinkle on top.
***Alternate flavor that’s equally delicious is to skip the lemon and dry fruit to replace with one cup chopped Medjool dates and half cup chopped dry fruit.
2 cups cooked quinoa. FYI, one cup raw quinoa makes about 3 cups cooked.
1 cup corn
4 green onions, just the green part
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon mint
2 tablespoon cilantro (Use your favorite fresh herb.)
1/2 cup parmesan
1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1/4 cup dry polenta
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup panko breading
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sambal or your favorite hot sauce
Mix cooked quinoa, corn, green onion, garlic and herbs. Add the cheese, salt, pepper, polenta, flour and panko. Finally, add eggs, ghee and ugly sauce to the party. I recommend placing it in the fridge for an hour for easier handling. The cakes are quite sturdy and pull together well. No need for frying in heavy oil. Just give a spritz of your favorite spray oil and fry 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve as a side or in a bun. Drizzle with more sambal.
P.S. Have I told you how much I appreciate you today? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.