Little Chef D received some cooking supplies from Grandma and Grandpa for her birthday. This gift might seem unusual for someone this young, but she really does love to cook. She has been SO excited and wanted to make HER recipes every day! The first one she made was Very Berry Scones from King Arthur Flour. We made a small adaptation. Instead of doing it by hand I thought it would be easier if she pulsed the dough in a food processor. Given her age I felt this was a very smart decision.
She dumped the mix, whose box has been opened since the morning after she received it, into the bowl of the food processor.
She combined the egg and milk in a measuring cup and mixed them well. Little Chef D still loves cracking eggs. It is one of those simple pleasures. She does it well without letting bits of shell drop into the measuring cup.
She measured out the salt and leveled it off with the lid. I was very impressed. She said, “I remembered how to do it.”
The butter was then cut into cubes and pulsed with the mix and then the egg/milk mixture.
She LOVED pressing the dough softly with her fingers into the scone pan. When she had enough she quickly washed her hands!
I asked if she wanted to make a glaze to go on the top when they are done as outlined on the box. She insisted she made it. The glaze is quick and easy to make. It was done when the scones were pulled out of the oven by myself.
Little Chef D very carefully spooned glaze over each scone. When there was more glaze left in the bowl at the end she went back and gave each one another dose. She had to use up every drop!
These were enjoyed by all! We did not have any left for the next day. Little Chef D made a great decision to insist on the glaze. The food processor was perfect for her to use. She loved pressing the button and it mixed the dough quick enough to keep her attention. About half the time another Little Chef steps in to finish her recipes. This is a wonderful recipe for those with short attention spans…if you use the food processor.