I know. You’re wondering what is happening over here. Are we all still alive? And, what’s all this about “scones?”
We are grounded, people. (Ok. We can also call it being “quarantined,” but that’s not important right now.)
Like everyone else in the world, we are staying home, or “sheltering in place,” or any other euphemism for what is essentially describing being grounded. Old-school, like you-can’t-go-out-and-there’s-nothing-you-can-say-to-change-that, GROUNDED.
And maybe you’re wondering why I’m making scones on this, your go-to-for-all-the-Cuban-Food-recipes blog.
Let me explain…
I have multiple reasons for the “why scones?” question.
1) My good friends at Melissa’s Produce just sent me a gorgeous box of organic produce in season, which included some super sweet Pixie Tangerines. Yay! And thank you so very much, Melissa’s!
2) Because we’re grounded – is there another word for it? I feel like we should have a fancy sounding title to describe everyone having to stay at home – we are cooking and baking a lot, and I have a super favorite scone mix that I want to share with you.
3) Also, eggs are hard to come by right now. So we have to improvise. And this recipe doesn’t call for eggs.
And because, it’s me, and if you’ve been reading my blog and recipes for any length of time, you know that if there’s a shortcut I’m going to take it. (I know. Shut up.)
So, this recipe should probably be called Super Easy Sweet Tangerine Scones.
Back to another question: What do the super easy scones and Melissa’s Produce have to do with the being grounded thing?
This scone mix (yes. it’s a mix) is called Sticky Fingers English Scone Mix and I get it online from Amazon.com. So it gets
delivered to my door, which is a great feature in this time of The Great Nationwide Grounding.
Here’s the Amazon link: Sticky Fingers English Scone Mix.
And Melissa’s will also deliver an Organic Family Box of select produce straight to your door (with complimentary shipping for Southern California residents!). Here’s the link: Melissa’s Produce Organic Family Box.
Look at us winning The Great Grounding of 2020.
We will regale our grandchildren with stories of how companies delivered food to our doors while we were busy re-connecting with our familes again. SO. MUCH. WINNING.
So, I make the scones following the package directions, which reads as follows: “In bowl, add 3/4 cup of water to entire mix. Stir with fork until water is completely combined and sticky dough forms.” *insert happy salsa dance here*
Then we (and when I say we, I mean, Amy) made the glaze by adding tangerine juice and zest to powdered sugar. Look at us! Zesting and squeezing!
So really, the title of this recipe should be Ridiculously Easy Sweet Tangerine Scones To Enjoy During The Big Fat Grounding of 2020.
Please enjoy some tea and sweet scones here with me and My Big Fat Cuban Family, because nothing is at it was, and since we’re all grounded together, let’s just calmly and deliciously embrace the inevitable.
Sweet Tangerine Scones
- Sticky Fingers English Scone Mix
- Tangerine Zest – from 1 tangerine
- Flour (for your hands)
- 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- Zest from 2 tangerines
- Juice from 2 tangerines (zest first, set aside, then use the tangerine juice 2nd)
- Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
- Line a baking pan with parchment.
- In a medium bowl, open mix and put into bowl. Zest the skin of one whole tangerine into the mix.
- Add 3/4 cup water to mix.
- Stir with fork until water and mix are completely combined and a sticky dough forms.
- With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into fat 3 inch round balls and lightly “smash” onto parchment about 2 inches apart.
- Bake 18 – 20 minutes at 375° F. They should look pretty light on the outside. Don’t wait for them to brown! They will rise and fluff when you bake.
- Set them in the refrigerator to cool for about 10-15 minutes.
- Zest 2 tangerines. Set zest aside.
- Cut the 2 tangerines in half and juice.
- Slowly pour juice of 2 tangerines (you may or may not use all of it) into confectioner’s sugar and whisk until a thick glaze forms.
- Dip each scone into the glaze mix.
- Sprinkle the tangerine zest on top of the scones.
- They should be ready to serve immediately.
Buen Provecho! (Some things will never change.)
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