Butter and cream scones
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
11 Tbs. chilled unsalted butter cut into small pieces
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. heavy cream
granulated sugar for sprinkling
(Can add fruit or other flavorings as desired. In fact, my espoused likes them with Reese's Pieces!)
Blend flour, sugar, and baking powder in food processor. Add butter, cutting in by pulsing until mixture resembles coarse meal. Remove from processor and place in large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the cream. Using a fork, stir until just moist. Place dough on floured surface and gently knead until smooth, about 6-8 times. Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into a 3/4 inch think round. Cut each round into 6 wedges (as if cutting a pie). Place the wedges on a lightly creased baking sheet, about an inch apart. Brush tops with remaining 2 Tbs. of cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees until light brown, about 18 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool as long as you can stand it. Slather with butter and/or jelly and smile!
Hot Cheese Dip
1 8 oz brick of cream cheese
1 cup fresh parmesan, shredded
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients. Place in a prepared casserole (sprayed with vegetable oil) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with crackers, bread, or anything you wish. Makes an excellent addition to any sandwich! There are few guarantees in life. Serve this and you WILL be a hit!