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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Now That's A Party - The formula for throwing an amazing themed Party

I'm starting a new subsection of my blog devoted to throwing an amazing party.  I love themed parties and I'm sharing my foolproof formula with you.  After this first introductory post, I'll be using the formula to show you specific themed party ideas, but for now here are the basics.

The Formula (see video above for details)
Step 1. Choosing a Theme
Step 2. Determining the Audience
Step 3. The Framework
Step 4. The Inner workings
Step 5. Capturing memories 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cherry Almond Scones

1. Sift together 2 cup flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp salt.
2. Cut 6 Tbsp of cold butter into slices and add to the mixing bowl
3. Using the paddle attachment mix until the butter is incorporated into the dry ingredients (it will still be powdery)
4. Add 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup milk to the mixing bowl and mix until well combined
5. Lastly add 1 package of sweet dark cherries (canned or thawed frozen is fine) and 1/4 cup sliced almonds and mix a final time.
6. Spread a healthy amount of flour onto your counter and turn out the dough.
7. Using more flour on top lightly shape into a thick disk and transfer to a greased baking sheet
8. Cut into slices with a pizza cutter.
9. Bake at 400 degrees for 22 mins
10. Recut the grooves and allow to cool.
11. To make the glaze melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Stir in 2 Tbsp cream and drizzle over scones.
12. While the glaze is still wet sprinkle some sliced almonds on top of each scone.
13.  Allow glaze to cool and serve