There’s something about the rain that settles me. It’s as if the sky has been gathering all my anxiety, stress, and sadness until it couldn’t bare it anymore and all that pressure is pouring from the sky. It comes as a great relief. I can finally take a step back from all the chaos and breathe. I love the rain. Besides the fact that it gives me an excuse to stay in, the sky just seems a little softer on my eyes and the rhythm of the drops lulls me into calmness.
These scones with a hot cup of earl grey tea is the ultimate compliment to a rainy day (or a snowy one). I can’t think of anything more delicious and comforting. Enjoy 🙂
RECIPE (from Pastry Affair)
– 2 cups all purpose flour
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 6 T cold butter, cubed
– 2 pears, diced
– 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
– 1 large egg
– 2/3 cup cream
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut in butter until crumbs are the size of peas. Fold in chocolate and pears.
In a separate bowl, whisk together cream, egg, and vanilla. Pour just enough into dry ingredients so the dough will come together, but not so much that it becomes overly sticky (stir in a little at a time). Set aside leftover wet ingredients.
On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a ball and flatten into a round 1 inch thick. Cut diagonally into 8 triangular scones. Brush remaining liquid ingredients on top of scones. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 23-28 mins or until golden brown. Serve warm with a cup of tea. Enjoy 🙂