|Unbaked scone. The heart is somewhat silly. It had to be cut and split before baking, but the kids liked the heart so I made it!|
In honor of Valentine’s Day today, the kids and I made yummy, yummy scones. One thing I do to save time is to make baking packets for my freezer. I got this idea from one of my favorite blogs: lifeasmom. So, this morning, the kids and I got out 6 bowls and the scone ingredients, and got to work assembling scone packets for my freezer. Of course, we also had to make one recipe to eat today.
I use the recipe here as my basic scone recipe and just change up the mix-ins depending on what I have on hand and what we feel like eating.
To make Chocolate Chip Raspberry scones, I simply added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup frozen raspberries instead of the apples and pears the original recipe called for. The scones this morning ranked right up there, but my all time favorite mix-in is fresh rhubarb from my garden. I can’t wait for it to start growing!!! I have also made apple/pear, all chocolate chip, blueberry, and apple.
After we put the scones in the oven, I bagged up the ingredients in each bowl for use later on! Next time I want to make scones, all I have to do is pull a baggie out of the freezer, add butter, mix-ins, and water, and bake! The packets speed up breakfast, save me prep and clean up time, and make me happy. Can’t beat that.
Do you have an idea for a good mix-in? I’m also looking for new ideas.