I should have known these were going to be a disaster before I started them. I am currently on day three of a 10 day fast and my mind just isn’t working right. First off, I put 2 x the amount of buttermilk in the batter. So I doubled the other ingredients to catch up the buttermilk. However on the second addition of the ingredients, I omitted a 1/2 cup of flour.
When I was kneading the dough, it felt really, really wet. I was cursing the dough as I was trying to shape the scones and I all I kept thinking was”why didn’t I make my favorite Nancy Silverton recipe?” I proceed against my better judgement. After the first 11 minutes of baking, I opened the oven to rotate the pans. They looked more like pancakes rather than scones. They were flat.
As I contemplated the recipe and what I could possibly have done wrong, I realized my error. I didn’t add enough flour. Regardless, they smelled good. The kids ate them for breakfast and loved them.
The rest went to work with Miguel. His employees didn’t complain. They were gone before one could say “scone”.
Only I (and now you) know about the mistake. I think my lack of food is driving me to the kitchen to create sweets and savories that I can’t eat. I guess the lesson here is, leave the cooking to those who are eating. I am staying out of the kitchen for the next 7 days!
p.s the recipe is from MS Living magazine ( recipe here), one of the many recipes in my “recipes to try” binder.