Back when I liked in Flagstaff I worked at a tea house called Tea and Sympathy and I loved their scones with cream and lemon curd. I have been wanting to have them again for many years but always thought it was so difficult to make, boy was I wrong!! This was so simple to make. I found a recipe for scones on the Joy of baking website, (http://www.joyofbaking.com/scones.html). The lemon curd came out creamy and tart and was simple enough for Brianna to make. I found a great recipe for Devonshire cream, it was not quite what I thought it would be. I am not sure if it is the actual recipe but it was perfect for what we wanted.
We made the lemon curd and Devonshire cream last night and this morning it only took us about 30 minutes to make the scones. The scones came out light and flaky and paired perfectly with the sweetness of the Devonshire cream and tartness of the lemon curd. I highly recommend making this if you want an easy breakfast that will impress.
We said we were going Italian, so why not start with a classic. Bacon Carbonara was even simpler to make than fettuccine Alfredo, and I think that it tastes better too!!! Searching the Internet I found many different recipes, so I decided to combine a few things from several recipes. Brianna started by frying the bacon although she did get a few splatters from it she did a great job. While that was cooking we put on a large pot of water to boil adding salt and olive oil to it. When the bacon was done we let it cool we chopped it up along with five mushrooms and some onions (I bought them pre chopped because I despise chopping onions), and some parsley. In some of the reserved bacon grease we sauteed the onions and mushrooms til the onions were translucent. While I chopped and sauteed Brianna mixed together four egg yolks, 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 a cup parmesan and romano cheese. Once the pasta was cooked to al dente we drained it leaving a few tablespoons of water still in the pot. One the pasta is back in the pan we added the egg and cream mixture making sure to quickly stir it so we did not have scrambled eggs. Once the pasta was coated we added the mushrooms and onions along with a small can of sliced olive (drained). Once we plated the pasta I sprinkled some chopped parsley on the top. Viola, super quick and super yummy.
On a side note we decided to make it a movie note and ate our bacon carbonara while watching Big Miracle. A wonderful movie that of course made me cry like a baby. I highly recommend that everyone watch it!!! Not sure whats next so stay tuned.
So today was the day, we decided to start with chocolate because come on who dosen’t love chocolate!!! Since I have limited kitchen appliances I figured this would be an easy start (hahaha). We found our recipe on food network, I’ll link it later in the post. So Brianna decided she wanted to be in charge of the whipped cream while I melted the chocolate. We each measured our ingredients and got on with it. As I stated earlier we have limited kitchen appliances, this includes NOT having an electric mixer. Brianna now has biceps of a champ, since she used a whisk for almost 30 min to make the whipped cream. I had to do the same with the egg whites but it was easier for me since I have done it before. Anyway our quick and easy dessert turned out to take us just over an hour!!! All in all it was a fairly simple and straight forward recipe. It was delish (as Brianna says) but very rich!!! We would definitely make this again but only if we get an electric mixer, (which Bri has said is now mandatory for our kitchen. Up next I’m thinking lets go Italian!!!