Out On The Town Bibs and White Chocolate Chip Scones
2015 is going to be a creative year. I feel like I dropped off the planet for a while, but I’ve got the creative bug back, and I’m taking full advantage of it. I just ordered some home dec fabric for a very old, sad-looking footstool. If you sew, check out Tonic Living– they have great fabric, and right now they’re offering free shipping to the states. A friend of mine just had a baby (well, technically he can now walk), and I wanted an extra special present for her new babe. The problem was that Jones, her second baby, was baby boy number 2. She already has a boy, already has tubs of clothes, and is decked out with every baby boy accoutrement possible. So what to get this little thing that already has everything? After feeding my own messy little babies, as well as a few of my friends babies, I thought about how dirty and grungy bibs get. So new bibs just make sense. If ever there is a special occasion, this chubby-cheeked little tyke will need a very special, clean bib. I love the weight and look of home dec fabric, and decided to make some “out on the town” bibs that would make little Jones the most dapper baby in the universe. The backs of each bib are felt, just in case his sensitive chin needs a gentle wipe. I always use the same tutorial for my bib-making from sew4home, and they always turn out so well.
We all know that it’s really the parents who need a little something when you drop off a baby gift. Parents need food. My go-to food gift is scones. My neighbor, who is the best baker around, gave me her recipe, and it’s a keeper. Heavy whipping cream replaces butter, so you don’t have to deal with cutting the butter into the flour, and these scones are nice and moist. I usually add in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, but I’ve had them with orange zest and orange glaze, and they’re amazing that way too.
Any tired, groggy parent will be more than happy to get a bakery box full of these yummy scones. And if none of your friends are cranking out cute, chubby-cheeked little bundles? You’re just going to have to bake them for yourself.
White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 bag white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add heavy whipping cream and stir until just wet. You don’t want to over-mix. If the dough is not holding together, add more heavy whipping cream, one Tablespoon at a time. Knead dough 4 times on a lightly floured surface. Shape into a flat circle and cut into 8 pie shapes. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Enjoy the same day.