I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Sconed!

I was curious as to who came up with that saying so I did a little research and found out that it wasn’t William Shakespeare as so many thought. The saying actually comes from a play by another William, William Congreve. A play he wrote in 1697 called “The Mourning Bride”, the line from the play actually went like this; “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / nor hell a fury like a woman scorned’. It may have changed slightly over these many years but its popularity of meaning has only grown stronger with time.

Sweet and Hot like a Woman Scones

3 cups of self-rising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Dash of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
6 tablespoons of butter
1 small Jalapeno seeded and diced (small)
1/4 cup of dried sweet cherries roughly chopped
1/2 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sift flour, baking powder and salt, add sugar cut butter in with a fork to corn-meal sized mixture add jalapeno’s and cherries then add in the milk.
Roll out to one-inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch circles or you may cut them into the traditional triangular shape.
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

makes about 8 scones.


Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Lol. Thats a funny statement.

Julie said...

Thanks Jessy, I really like your blog you are quite the cook.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

What an amazing combo! Jalapeno's and cherries! Who knew? I love mixing the savory (or spicy) with the sweet...I'll try these, I love the scones.

Julie said...

Thanks Catherine, I find that my palate is really enjoying the extremes; hot and sweet or sweet and salty.