I have been in a scone kinda mood! I love the crunch of the sugar on top. The firm outside, the tender, flaky inside! Luckily this month’s theme bodes well for my scone addiction. We are baking up breakfast treats in June!
My other recent addiction has been soba noodles. Soba noodles inspired me to incorporate buckwheat into a scone. When my daughter saw these cooling, she asked, “What are the cement colored things in the kitchen?” Admittedly buckwheat flour has a unique hue BUT it also has such a complex and hearty flavor. Combined with brown sugar and generously topped with sparkling sugar, these are a great way to start the morning.
I’ve also just taken to starting my morning with pour over coffee! I know, I know, I’m only about 5 years behind the rest of you. During this time at home, a drastic thing occurred – my Keurig stopped working! As I scoured the internet on how to fix it, I hit upon a Bon Appetit article detailing pour over coffee! I didn’t go too crazy, I only bought a Hario dripper and server. I refrained from buying a gooseneck kettle (yet)! Don’t fret – I was able to fix my Keurig however I haven’t used it in weeks since discovering the joy of methodically making pour over coffee. I love the simplicity of making coffee this way. Combined with the simplicity of these scones, my AM routine has become much less routine!
Strudel and Streusel are two friends living in different cities, sharing a love of baking (and butter) through this blog. With Streusel in Denver, and Strudel in Seattle, we've found our little site to be a great way to stay in touch, share recipes we love, and talk about experiences in our respective cities.