The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

February 26, 2013

Oh, those sweet things called baked goods!

Table Talk

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RICHMOND —

Scones

Another great recipe that I have tried in the sweet treats is Scones. I have given this out before, but would like to encourage you to try it again

Ingredients:

2 cups of flour

1 stick of butter that you have grated to mix into flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup of sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp lemon rind or 1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 cup milk

2 beaten eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1-1/2 cups of dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins, etc., that has been soaked in water for about 20 minutes and drained

Directions:

Beat all liquids together plus the sour cream

Mix all the dry ingredients. Blend the butter into the dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and the drained fruit.

Knead on a floured surface until all is mixed well. Shape into a round circle on a sheet pan. Cut the circle of dough into 8 sections still leaving the round shape. Baste dough with milk and sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 25 minutes.

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Here is a recipe I got from my husband's niece who lives in Pennsylvania.

Sweet Dumplings

Ingredients:

2 cups of water

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp vanilla

This is the syrup mixture. Heat until hot.

Dumpling ingredients:

2-1/4 cups Bisquick

2/3 cup milk

Directions:

Mix and drop by tablespoon into hot syrup. Leave lid on pan for 10 minutes and then take lid off for 10 minutes.

I do hope you try some of these ideas.

Speaking of ideas, Teresa Smith told me a great recipe for a cleaning agent. Heat 4 ounces of vinegar until warm. Add 2 ounces of Dawn dish soap to vinegar and place in spray bottle. This is a great household cleaner.

Until we get to sit and talk again, have a safe week.

Arritta Morris is an EKU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in counseling. She is certified as a food service specialist by the School Nutrition Association.

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