Cheese Scones

IMG_4265I can honestly say that I have made thousands of these scones.  They’ve been a highlight for any breakfast event that I’ve prepared.  They are so easy to prepare ahead and cook the morning that you need them.  They are delicious warm from the oven early in the day, or later on as part of a light lunch.  I used my mother’s old scone recipe, tweaked it a bit, and switched out dried currants for aged cheddar.

My favourite spreads for these scones are dollops of raspberry jam, or later in the summer, fresh blackberry jam. Continue reading

Cappuccino Muffins

IMG_4212Farmers Markets are a mainstay in most rural communities.  The variety of product is amazing.  Thetis has had markets for the past 12 or so years, moving between the marinas, and change with the artisans and producers that attend them.  Our community hall is going to play host to Summer Community Fairs this year.  The same group of volunteers that puts on lunches through the winter months is going to take charge of the kitchen and serve up coffee, teas and home baking.

Not sure how it happened, but I’m looking after the kitchen tomorrow morning for opening day.  I’ve made these for morning events for several years now.  They’re a nice change from fruit and earnest muffins.  Sometimes it’s nice to have something a little different.

They get their coffee hit from espresso powder, while the different chocolate bits make you think a barista has somehow made this latte type muffin for you.  Continue reading