Thursday, February 2, 2012

The car is not a food storage unit

Only a cook would see beauty in this

My daughter bought a banana at the rink's snack bar and then left it in the car. It was a lovely shade of greenish black after a couple of days in the cold.  But, waste not want not!

Banana Nut Scones
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, diced

1/3 cup sour cream
1 overripe banana, mashed
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup crushed walnuts (optional) (Not Really)

Preheat oven to 400F

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients and cut butter into dry mixture using a pastry cutter or two knives. Mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl, beat the liquid ingredients until well mixed and fold into dry ingredients.  Fold in the nuts. You may need to knead it lightly to moisten it entirely. Dough will be sticky.

Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet using either soup spoons (large scones) or teaspoons (small scones). Bake at 400F for 10 to 12 minutes for small scones, 12 to 15 for larger ones.
Much prettier

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