Wow – I can’t believe it has been a week since my last post – this week just flew by, and before I knew it, I already missed my mid-week window. It has been a little busy around here, between work and kids stuff, there hasn’t been a minute to spare. Why is it that every year I forget how busy the end of the school year gets? Just 6 more weeks to go…and since I am not a Super-Mom, things are bound to slip through the cracks.
The other week we were talking about the mom of one of my older daughter’s friends. She categorized her as a Super-Mom – I agreed, not really knowing what the definition was. So – I asked if I was a Super-Mom? Both my girls unanimously agreed that I was not. So – I asked what the criteria was to be a Super-Mom, and they explained the following: you don’t work, you are on the PTA, and you can have lots of kids at your house at any time day or night. Ok, so I guess I failed on all points.
The other day I was telling some Moms about this at boot camp – both stay-at-home moms, and one of them added: and you probably don’t have fresh-baked cookies for them when they get home from school. BUT WAIT – so I might not have them ready for when they come home from school – but my children probably eat more fresh-baked goods than any other kid at school – unless their parent owns a bakery!! So don’t I get any points for that?? I guess not.
The grass is always greener on the other side – I have plenty of friends tell me how lucky I am that I never stopped working – now that their kids are in school and they are looking for a job, it is near impossible to find something being out of the workforce for 10+ years. The truth is – I love working, and although I would make a great stay-at-home Mom, I enjoy the challenge of trying to keep everything together. There are some people who actually think I am pretty good at it (not including my children). So – for all you stay-at-home Moms – you should feel proud that you are a Super-Mom. You might not ever be told that – but I am telling you that right now – my kids think you are Super-Moms, and hey – that is worth something.
So – I guess when I made these scones from Bon Appetit (which were FABULOUS, BTW – so light and flavorful) – and they loved them so much – they each had 2 for breakfast each morning. They even told me I was the best Mom ever – but I was not a Super-Mom. I guess I have to take what I can get…
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sanding or granulated sugar
Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk 3 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter; rub in with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Whisk 1 cup buttermilk, zest, and vanilla in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until shaggy dough forms.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead until dough forms, about 5 turns. Pat into a 10×6″ rectangle. Halve dough lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 4 squares. Cut each square diagonally in half into 2 triangles. Divide between baking sheets. Brush with 2 Tbsp. buttermilk. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake until scones are golden and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 13–15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.
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