Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breakfast Scones

I'm sure we're not the only household to have had their Timmy's budget jump up since the introduction of the breakfast sandwiches. Tom is in love with those heart attack inducing yummies.

To help save us tons of cash I've found a old recipe that, well, are not the same but are in someways better.

Enter Breakfast scones

Their just simple plain scones with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese mixed in.

They make a great handheld meal on their own, which makes it easy for Tom to bypass Tim Hortons on his way to the train.
2 cups Flour
4tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, in chunks
2 eggs, scrambled
4 slices of bacon crispy and corsly chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (we use old)
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
additonal milk for brushing on tops
Preheat oven to 425
Lighty grease baking sheet (put a sheet of parchment or your silpan down)
In a large bowl (or your food processer) combine dry ingredients.
By hand but butter into mix until it becomes crumbly like oatmeal.
Add the cooked eggs, bacon and cheese and toss to mix making sure everything is coated.
In a small bowl beat togther the milk and 1 egg.
Add this to the dry mix and stir together until everything comes together as a sticky dough.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead a couple times (2-3) until workable.
Pat into a 8" round. Using a sharp knife cut into 6(for huge) 8(for large) 10 (for small) trangles
and arrange them onto your baking sheet.
Brush lightly with milk and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cupcake Pops

Every month my husband's work does a birthday celebration with cake for whoever's birthday was that month. They usually take turns with who brings cake or other yummies in. This month it was his turn. I decided to take the chance to make Bakerella's Cupcake Pops.

They are basically smashed up cake mixed with icing and then covered in melting chocolate.
Click here for her demonstation on how to make them.
I think their great. and just so cute.

Heres my first attempt at making them. I decided on blue and pink since they would be celebrating boy and girl birthdays. (how grade-school did that sound? :P)