Saturday, April 12, 2014

Privateer Days Selling Cookies for the first time Parrot and Jolly Roger Cookies

I'm selling my cookies for the first time this weekend at Privateer Days in Fells Point.
I'm selling both Parrot cookies and Jolly Roger cookies at my friend the Sausage Barons' stand. Sausage Barons is selling two fantastic sausages one is a Caribbean sausage topped with pineapple rum chutney and the other is a Baltimore bratwurst topped with pickled onions. Both are amazing but the Latitude 18 Caribbean sausage is my favorite.
So come on down to Privateer Days have a sausage and a cookie and tell us a great pirate joke.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Recipe Review- Joy the Baker Tiny Strawberry Cream Scones

Yesterday, I saw on my RSS feed a delicious looking recipe for strawberry cream scones. They looked delicious ( as does just about everything Joy the Baker makes) Since I had all the ingredients in my house I decided to make then this morning. I followed her recipe with only three exceptions.

Exception 1- I had a few more strawberries left so I used 1.5 cups strawberries roughly chopped. Mmm Strawberries!

Exception 2- Since I keep vanilla sugar for my coffee ( basically stick your old scrapped vanilla beans into a sugar pour container and shake) I used vanilla sugar in these scones and on the top which was awesome.

Exception 3- These were just for me, because I was craving them, so I did not do the pretty round cutouts but instead used my bench scraper to cut and spread them apart into 20 pieces. Not nearly as cute but tasted great. I think the cookie cutter would be awesome for a brunch or even a heart cutter for valentines or a bridal shower brunch. But just for myself this worked.

My strawberry scones

Overall: 9 out of 10 forks
A very good recipe quick and easy and super tasty. I could taste a little of the basic aspect of the baking soda so I wonder if a smidge less would be good but delicious quick and easy to pull together on ingredients that were already in my house. I will be making these again and I suggest you do as well. 

Oh and if you do not already subscribe to Joy the Baker I recommend that you do so she is entertaining and comes up with delicious things frequently.