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Today is “reveal” day for The Secret Recipe Club, a fun bloggers game that I play, along with hundreds of other bloggers………………
The rules are simple; each blogger is assigned another blog to check out and choose a recipe to prepare and share. The bloggers are allowed to adapt the recipe and add their own interpretations. All the bloggers post their secret assignment on the same day (today) at the same time. It’s fun to see the unique renditions of the original recipes!
My assignment was a blog called The Kitchen Witch by Rhonda. This blog has a wide range of recipes from soup to nuts (literally!). Rhonda describes herself as an above average home cook and an avid motorcycle rider. If you check out her blog, you’ll discover she has a great sense of humor. She is also mom to six children – wow, how does she do it? It is obvious that Rhonda really enjoys cooking and as I perused through her recipes, I had some difficulty deciding which to choose. I am quite a sucker for scones though, and when I saw her delicious recipe for Alton Brown’s Scones, I knew it was a done deal!
Alton Brown’s Scones
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup cream
Handful dried currants or dried cranberries (I used 1/2 cup dried cherries)
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. (I formed mine into a circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter, and then cut into wedges, with a knife dipped in flour, like a pie.) Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.