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a royal wedding wake-up and scones

Dan

So this morning I couldn't sleep and awoke around 4:30am. I can't say that I was awake to see the royal wedding though or maybe I was.. who knows?!? I had planned on waking around 6 and catching it just in time for the dress to be revealed, the walk down the long aisle, the wedding ceremony, and the big kiss but I woke instead super early and enjoyed the wedding festivities and of course seeing all the wild and fun hats while napping on the couch. 

I must say that I LOVED watching the wedding- even though I was not happy about being awake quite so early! Kate's dress was beautiful, traditional, elegant and oh so modest. Simply fitting for a princess. I also loved Williams' sweet words, "you look beautiful" or something like it to her at the altar. I loved the timid giggle they both gave on the balcony when the crowd cheered for a second kiss. I just loved it all. So classy! 

I also loved the scones that I made for Dan & I as we enjoyed the wedding festivities on tv. How else would one celebrate a British royal wedding?!? The scones were super yummy and super easy. Our sweet friends Melanie & Michael gave us a super fun cook book, Clinton St. Baking Co. Cookbook, as a wedding gift and we've enjoyed making the scones and muffins and other yummy treats inside. 

Here's the Scones Recipe - adapted by us, of course! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream - we actually used half & half because that is what I had on hand
  • tubinado sugar for dusting the top
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped pieces of chocolate

1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. Combine the dry ingredients and add the chocolate and strawberries and coat them well.

3. Add the cream and mix until the dough is combined - don't overmix though! 

4. Make the dough into 6 round balls (they will be kinda large) and place on a greased cookie sheet, press down and shape into a triangle or wedge.

5. Top each scone with the turbinado sugar and bake for 18-20 mins or until golden brown. 

I would love to say that the royal wedding reminded me of our recent wedding - but I'd be lying! We had coffee and board games and I carried a pinecone/flower bouquet - not quite as "royal".

But I will say that I too, like Kate, married a prince!! I know so because he left me a note this morning and thanked me for the scones and he signed it "your prince", so it must be true!! I married a prince!! 

That's really the only comparison I got today...