I forgot to take any pictures, but I will try to remember next time. Last night we discussed Persuasion by Jane Austen. This is our schedule for the entire summer:
June 15 | Persuasion by Jane Austen
June 29 | I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
July 6 | 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
July 20 | Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
August 3 | All Creatures Great & Small by James Herriot
August 17 | The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge
August 31 | Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
I thought you might like the recipe for the scones we ate. Our church friend Julia C. used to bring these to Bible study a couple years ago, and they were always a hit. They are delicious. It's easy to burn the bottoms, though, so keep an eye on them. I just served them with whipped cream, but you can also serve them with Devonshire cream.
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 c. flour, sifted before measuring
3 T. unsalted butter, melted
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. sugar + 2-3 T.
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 c. heavy cream
Position rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scones will be put onto a heavy baking sheet, no grease.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 c. sugar into a bowl. Toss with fork to mix them thoroughly. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour in cream; mix with a fork until it holds together. Dough will be sticky. Transfer to a lightly floured work space. Knead dough ten times: push dough away with heel of hand, fold it back, turning a quarter. Pat dough into a 9-inch disc. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 2 T. sugar. Cut into 12 pie-shaped wedges and transfer to baking sheet. Leave an inch between wedges. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until tops begin to brown.
As I type this, I realize I forgot to sprinkle on the sugar last night! Ha. :)