Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My not-scones....

Mr E and I have been patiently waiting for two very long weeks to ride our bike. The gear 'thing' broke and needed to be replaced but the part was not here in Australia - it was languishing in a Honda parts warehouse in the USA and would need to be posted and may not arrive too soon with all this Christmas mail between their shores and ours.
So, as I said, two looooong weeks, and no riding for us. 
Drives him bonkers, and I turn into a workaholic. 
Yesterday, as I'd just finished writing that last blog post to you, I heard a whoop from the lounge room. It was Mr E's phone call, summoning him to come collect that gear 'thing'! Oh yeh!! \o/\o/ 
Bless his heart, he spent the next umpteen or so hours fixing the bike gear 'thing' (you can see how well versed I am in motorcycle fixin' ) so that he could take me far, far, away and loose me from the dramas of the past few days. 
As soon as he headed out to do that gear 'thing' fixin', I wanted to bake something special for him, to bless him for standing right beside me the last few days and not expecting anything more than a piece of toast and a black coffee for dinner. 
He loves my fluffy scones, and they are quick and easy to make, so I gathered all the ingredients and turned on the oven.
This time I wanted to add something extra, to make them really 'spesh' for my man, so I opened a vanilla pod and scraped out all that lovely fresh vanilla paste and added it to the milk and egg mix. I even sprinkled my homemade vanilla sugar across the top for twinkles of my love.
 Don't they look sparkly just about to go in the oven?
A few minutes into the baking, and feeling quite pleased with myself, I began to gather up my utensils for washing; replaced the flour canister, the vanilla sugar, and the milk container - then I turned to put the butter back in the refrigerator.
But wait a minute? The butter?? Why was the butter still on the bench?!
Yep, no butter ( a major star of scones ) in the scone dough. I looked through the glass in the oven door at my already rising beauties and knew it was too late to do anything now. 
Jenny's Not-Scones had been born.
They continued to rise, and then slowly gather a soft golden hue...I had to make a quick decision. Do I toss them out, or do I give these little unknown not-scones an edible chance?
I'm a sucker for the under-dog. They deserved a chance.
Lathered in butter, and my favourite Analoth "Cherry Berry Jam" from New Zealand, I presented them to Mr E. 
I told him the story before the first sticky clump of jam touched his lips. He smiled, and ate one. I ate one. They were great!!!
And the moral of my story?
So you don't quite get the result you planned when you're trying with all your heart to do something really nice for a person you love, and you feel like a total dufus.
Don't let it get to you. 
Tell them what you did. 
And you just might surprise yourself. 
Cause they'll love you all the more.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx
PS: We went for that ride today and it was perfect. I'll share more about that tomorrow. 

20 comments:

  1. Hallo Jenny,
    Love the story and I think your mr.E will love you anyway, but it is a great story to tell to your children! Enjoy the rides! Hugs
    Lida

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  2. So pleased they turned out well Jenny. I never put butter in my scones so it would never be noticed here!! lol
    Good to hear you got away for a ride.

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  3. Your "Not Scones" may have been mini dampers?? They look yummy anyway. I'm glad they weren't wasted. There's nothing like going for a ride to clear the cobwebs. I'm looking forward to seeing where you headed to.

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  4. Maybe a new recipe in the making?? and healthier too!

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  5. A happy accident! They look mouth watering.

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  6. Wonderful post Jenny. They look so yummy this morning. I want to jump through the computer and eat one with you and Mr. E.
    Hugs to you

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  7. Yay! for new bike parts and rides to parts unknown!!
    (the non-scones look yummy!)

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  8. They look delish Jenny. I'm coming round for a cuppa and a scone. Actually, the tea may get cold..... I need 23 hours to get there, so...... any chance of the recipe? Can't go wrong with fat-free scone!! :)
    Glad you're feeling better. I get so anxious when you're down.
    Hugs, all the way from Cyprus,
    Sue x x x

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  9. They look great and look at the bright side...so many less calories!

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  10. The recipe! The recipe! Gotta share the recipe!!! With the butter!

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  11. Bonjour de la France, Super c'est souvent comme cela que les choses sont les meilleures. Bravo pour votre blog, continuer. J'adore vos réalisations
    Ps: Peut on avoir vos modèles, si j'ai bien compris, il faut payer, combien en euros? et comment faire?
    Passer de bonne fêtes de fin d'année.
    Attention je ne comprends pas l'australien et je passe par le traducteur

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  12. Bonjour de la France, Super c'est souvent comme cela que les choses sont les meilleures. Bravo pour votre blog, continuer. J'adore vos réalisations
    Ps: Peut on avoir vos modèles, si j'ai bien compris, il faut payer, combien en euros? et comment faire?
    Passer de bonne fêtes de fin d'année.
    Attention je ne comprends pas l'australien et je passe par le traducteur

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  13. My, oh my! These look heavenly! Would you mind sharing both recipes? Happy your got your ride in finally, too!
    xoxo
    Joy

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  14. Jenny I have made scones twice in my life... I put the butter in and trust me... they were rocks both times.. in fact inedible... LOL

    Though once I did acidently use plain flour.... LOL

    Cath Ü

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  15. Hi Jenny, really liked your story...they are like biscuits here in the states minus the added sugar.....I bet they smelled really good also....

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  16. How come my mistakes never turn out like that, lol! I'm so pleased for you, dear girl. And so, so glad you two got to blow off the cobwebs and go for a great ride!!

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  17. How could Mr E not be delighted with you sweetheart! Everything you do is so heartfelt. Isn't it funny that when things don't go to plan, some of the best memories are made. Glad the thingy got fixed & you got your ride in too. Tracee xx

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  18. So was it a regular old scone recipe, minus the butter? I ask because Marina loves making scones. I would love to offer her a new variation to try!

    Peace and Laughter, and have a beautiful, blessed Christmas!

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Jenny
xx