Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Plain White T(ea) Time

School's out for summer! ...And, apparently, so is my brain. I had big plans for my Hanes white tee and strawberries, but they never came to fruition. (Maybe I'll come back to them in a future post.) Unlike my counterparts, I rock white tees on the regular. They're a staple in my closet and best paired with jeans in my opinion; simple and comfy, just how I like it. I decided to try a bit harder by adding gold accessories and kitten heels. I actually sat in on an interview and attended an exhibition opening in this 'fit and was told I looked fancy. I don't know if that speaks to the ability of gold and heels to complete a look or my inability to do so usually.

I took a look at what I had in the pantry and refrigerator and decided on strawberry lemon scones. I fudged the recipe a bit based on what I had on hand. So if you try this at home take a look at my suggestions or feel free to experiment too. If you come up with something good, leave a comment so that I can try ;) Next time I think I'll sweeten things up by adding a lemon glaze on top, just fresh squeezed lemon juice and confectioner's sugar mixed together.

Strawberry Lemon Scones

Dry Mixture
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (2 1/2 would be better)
  • 2 Tbsps white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Liquid Mixture
  • 2 Tbsps white sugar
  • Zest from one large lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 large lemon (just squeeze the whole thing!)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup milk, buttermilk, or heavy cream (start with a little less and add more if you need it)
Solo Ingredients
  • 8 Tbsps unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Sift Dry Mixture (I don't have a sifter and things came out fine)
  3. Mix in diced butter with your fingers until there are no clumps
  4. Whisk Liquid Mixture
  5. Add Liquid Mixure to Dry Mixture (now with butter) and squeeze with fingers into a soft dough
  6. Gently fold in chopped strawberries
  7. Pour out onto heavily floured surface and gently kneed until outer surface is smooth
  8. Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper or stoneware with no parchment paper (thank goodness I have my Pampered Chef stoneware because I never have parchment paper when I need it!)
  9. Pat into any shape you like
  10. Bake until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes

Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee in a My Dear Darling mug!

Let's be honest. You don't read my posts for the style tips or recipes. So I assume you're here for my clever writing. (That's ok. I laughed too.) But come on, "Plain White T(ea) Time"? That's genius! From my little, nerdy, Frank A. Longo-crossword-loving heart to yours...

Secretly dedicated to Phu. I hope you think of me and this song whenever you're passing time at the bean :)
Plain White T's - 1234


  1. Honestly...I do read for style tips (I, too, love tees) and I'm definitely going to make thus recipe! ..the bonus is you clever writing. Thanks for the plug ;)

  2. haha. clearly, folks, we are related. thx for the support sis!