I tried making scones this morning. One of the great things about the move to Ottawa is the Scone Witch. It is a bakery about a 15 walk away that makes the most incredible scones you will have. Lots of variations on the flavours. Mostly sweet, some savoury. It is a real treasure. Anyway, it has inspired me to try my had at making scones. So I gave it a go this morning with a new cookbook that arrived for me this week. It is Indulge, by Claire Clark. The book is worth posting about it on its own and I will do that sometime soon, but the short version is that Claire Clark is the pastry chef at the French Laundry. Nuff said. I made the scone recipe out of the book this morning and they were pretty good. They felt a touch underbaked even though I left them in the oven about five minutes longer than the recipe. And I didn't have the sultanas, so instead added a little vanilla as I love the vanilla scones at the Scone Witch. The texture was quite soft. Loved that. I also used slightly less cream than the recipe called for because I didn't quite have enough and wasn't going to go out and buy some at 9 a.m. on a Sunday just because I was 50 mL short. I think I'm going to have to try adding flavours to them like the Scone Witch. Maybe a little lemon zest and grated ginger. Or maybe dried cranberries instead of sultanas. Daphne loves the oatmeal scones at the Scone Witch, maybe if I blitz up some oatmeal in the food processor and replace some of the flour I could replicate them. But that will be next time. As for now, I'm just going to resist the urge to go buy some devon cream.