In my planning for Friday night, I wanted a lightly sweet dessert to go with the Madeira. I asked my grandma (who turned 96 on the 2nd and is still as sharp as a tack) for her figure 8 scone recipe. They are not what people traditionally think of scones, big heavy triangles with fruit in them. These are light and slightly sweet. They are wonderful for afternoon tea. I will have to comment later on how they go with Madeira.
Grandma Pierson’s Figure 8 Scones
Very soft slightly sweet treat
In a large bowl mix:
1 Cup Sour Cream
1-1/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2-1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sift dry ingredients together. Add to sour cream mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Drop 1 teaspoon on floured board and shape into a figure 8. Grease a pan.
Original card say 425° for 5-7 minutes. Grandma’s handwritting says 375° for 8 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen
I think I will make french onion soup (since Rich recently said he was fond of it). I made some beef stock from a leftover pot roast and half a leftover steak. I didn’t strain the broth as finely as I usually do. I chopped up the roast beef from the pot roast with my pampered chef chopper (I love that thing! I received it from a friend in the Jaycees in Colorado Trisha, I miss her and all of my friends there….) and I thought the small bits would be good in the soup.
So the menu for Friday is: French Onion Soup, Green Salad, french bread and Figure 8 Scones. I can make the soup ahead of time and then heat it in the oven to melt and brown the cheese on top.
The plan for today is grocery shopping, making the scones, finish cleaning the main room and preping for the interview tomorrow. I have another interview – it is only a 15 minute drive away (non rush hour) but it is in an area I know all the backroads, so it shouldn’t be too difficult a commute (if I like the job and get it!)