Weekly recipe attempt: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

sconeI'm not a baker, which I've said before.  However, I was watching Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and I saw the coolest baking trick I've ever seen.  While I don't eat a lot of scones, I often wondered how scones got their wedge-like shape, and thanks to the blonde, cocktail weilding chef, Sandra Lee, I figured out just how those scones got their shape.  I also had some leftover chocolate chips from cookies I had made the weekend before, and thought that this would be a splendid way to use them up.

Weekly recipe attempt: Mocha Chip Scones

When I first saw the amount of ingredients in this recipe, eleven to be exact, I was a little nervous.  But oddly enough, I had all the ingredients on hand, so I decided to give this a try.  The mixing went fine, no problems to report there.  It was surprisingly not that messy. 

Now on to the trick.  The reason for this very recipe attempt.  So how exactly does a scone become a wedge?  Stick it in a pie pan and make it into a disk-shape.  Then cut the disk into wedges.  Genius.  Pure genius!  Also remember, which I rarely do when baking anything, that things spread out when they bake.  Make sure there is a lot of space around each of those wedges when you put them onto the cookie sheet and you're all set. 

I give this recipe/method a 7.  I give the recipe, a 6, but add a point for the trick.  In order for this recipe to get a higher score, it would have had to have less ingredients in the recipe.  After all, it is "semi-homemade."  I think she could have somehow found some more store help with this. 


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