Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lookie What I Made

Six tiny peanut butter chocolate chip scones.  And because I wrote a new formula yesterday, I feel better about my upcoming Cinderella shift tonight.  I'm also happy to report I turned the corner on that whole thing.

And that feels good.

Meanwhile, I had a lot of fun working lab-style in my kitchen.  And while I find benefits of both metric and US standard, for writing new formulas, I stick with metric.  It's just better.

For example, I needed 40ml (milliliters) of almond milk.  Or, about half of a 1/3 of a cup.  For me, it just makes more sense to go with the 40ml instead of mess with filling a 1/3 of a cup, half-way.

Now onto the taste and texture of batch 1.  Since my original formula isn't all that sweet, I went with Ghirardelli milk chocolate chunks.  These are a tad sweeter than the semi-sweets and bigger.  But for sugar, I only went with 15g (about one US TB).  For batch 2, I'll up the sugar a wee bit.

What worked well was adding the peanut butter because it gave the dough an additional moistness and made the scones taste fresh, the next morning.  And the peanut butter flavor worked.  Along with the sugar crystals baked on the top. 

They were yummy.  Up next, something for the pups.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Draft one.  Six tiny peanut butter & chocolate chip, scones.

21 comments:

  1. damn those look scrumptious! If only I could reach through the screen and grab one!

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  2. I think it's a great photo - I'm hungry now!

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  3. mshatch: I wish you could come over and taste the drafts. We could have tea or coffee and then go adventuring with our cameras.

    Alex: I'm still learning the camera. There's a book for dumbasses but I didn't have a coupon. Maybe next time.

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  4. Peanut butter?, they look good though!

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  5. Lurker: Peanut butter. I have about a billion jars of it from couponing. Along with chocolate.

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  6. Damn! You got me hungry, now! Sure look yummy.

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  7. I am so hungry for something sweet. These would be perfect.

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  8. Those look fantastic!

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  9. Those look so darn yummy, Whisk. You reminded me I have a batch of cookies we need to make! Thanks =)

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  10. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Scones? Little ones?!

    Oh my goodness, I think I died and went to...well, where ever it is that they have those.

    Those look awesome and proud of you regarding the Cinderella Shift. You rock HW!

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  11. Melissa: Do you like to bake? I find it relaxing and fun.

    Stacy: Thanks. They need another draft, but are getting closer.

    Susan: I wish I could teleport you some.

    Jess: Thanks bunches.

    Elsie: Mmmm, chocolate chip cookies.

    Barking: They are baby scones. And thanks for the nice words about the Cinderella shift. Had one tonight and now I'm happy to be home.

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  12. Kind of a Reese's Scone...right? Sounds yummilicious !!!

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  13. Kim: Sorta but more like a peanut butter cookieish-thingy.

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  14. Gee I haven't baked for ages. They look yummy.
    I bought a breadmaker and have been whipping out loaves of bread, just plain ones. I'm a bit nervous to try the fancy bread yet.

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  15. Niki: I look forward to hearing about your bread making adventures. I love making breads. It's so healing and yummy at the same time.

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  16. They look nice, of course I can't eat them as I can't have choc (cry cry) but I guess I could lick the screen LOL

    Ian

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  17. Ian: Hahaha, on the screen. Here's hoping your screen is clean and not dusty like mine is.

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  18. Good God, those scones have me famished!

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  19. mmmm scones.... nom nom... I'll take a plate of those thank you very much ... :)

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  20. William: Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have a groovy week.

    DEZMOND: Thanks for dropping by. I'm headed over to check out your blog now.

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