It’s nice every once in a while to have a little help in the kitchen. And these Flaky Lemon Poppyseed Scones are the perfect recipe to make with another set of hands.
Scones are so easy to make with others because there’s no yeast – thus, no waiting around for the dough to rise – and it involves a lot of interaction with rolling out the dough and cutting it into triangles. This particular recipe yields a crumbly, buttery scone with a hint of citrusy flavor and a lot of deliciousness.
Baking is usually a solitary process for me. It’s a lot to ask my husband (or my cat or a friend) help me mix together ingredients, let the dough rise, shape it, let it rise again…and then bake it. There’s either not enough work to share or the whole process doesn’t keep their interest long enough to stick with it past the first rise. Or, I get all control-freak on them and take over all the prep work (I tend to do that; it’s a curse)!
I first made these scones on my blog to help my little brother, Matt, with a school project (which really meant I did most of the work and he took the credit…oh well, he’s the one who needs the grade anyway).
Though my control-freak side tried to creep up every once in a while, it was fun to share in a baking endeavor with my sibling. He’s really into cooking and muses about being a chef someday (that is, when he’s mature enough to wield a knife, which will be all too soon). With my love of baking, we both often find ourselves in the kitchen making some sort of food. This time it was these scones.
Though I have no control over my brother getting older by the second, I do have this memory of baking with him – and that keeps me company any time I’m in the kitchen.