In my last post, I mentioned how I am not the Queen of Breakfast, but I am determined to gain citizenship there. After coming clean about my difficulties flipping an egg, which I’m slowly getting better at, I decided that I would force myself to step things up right away, and make something awesome – something like ham and cheese scones.
Now, there are two things you should know about me. 1) I have never made scones in my life, and 2) both my sister and I are plagued by this really rare mental condition where we are completely incapable of following a recipe. No recipe, no matter how beloved or well-known, is safe from our modifications.
With all of that in mind, it actually went really well! I started with a recipe for Ham and Cheese scones from DamnDelicious (and the name really does suit their recipes by the way, in case anyone is looking for a cooking blog) that I had been wanting to try for ages, but subbed in turkey bacon for the ham and green onions for the chives because green onions were on sale and chives were not. I also had some tomatoes that I needed to cook so I sautéed them till they were nice and broken down and threw them in as well.
See what I mean about modifications?
Other than that, I followed the recipe EXACTLY, which is where I hit a bit of a speed bump. See, the recipe called for ¾ cup of buttermilk, but when I added the tomatoes that added moisture so I should have kept right on modifying and lessened the buttermilk.
As a result, my scones were not crumbly the way scones were supposed to be, but like very dense, very moist biscuits – moist, pizza-cheezit flavored bisuits, but tasty none the less.
Someone please send me fun breakfast ideas and tips 🙂