Monday, October 27, 2008


I'm sitting here enjoying my Butternut Scone and looking at food blogs. I went to Tartelette's site, one of my usual stops and lo and behold she had a teacup in her post. Last night while thinking about how I would take this picture of a scone. Yes, I think about these things at night, how else am I suppose to get my mind of the economy, elections, wars, kids colds ,etc. Anyway, I had this great idea of using one of the tea cups I bought at a thrift store (for my daughter's tea party). I had the image all set up. Then I see Tartelette has tea cups in her post today. I thought maybe I shouldnt go ahead with my scone on the tea cup shot because I don't want to look like a copycat. Then I thought no, I will do it. It happens a lot, I am sure it happens to you. You go to a site and someone has the exact recipe you were going to make or someone thought of the exact flavor combination that you were going to do. Or maybe you go to work and someone has a similar outfit on. These are some of the things that tie us together. Some commonality. If it's a copy, who cares, it's a high form of flattery.

Just like Grace of A Southern Grace, butternut squash has found it's place on my blog. Happily as it is one of my favorite squash's of Fall. Growing up, I never knew it was so versatile. Now, I know and I use it everywhere. It's economical and tastey!

Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness Original

2 cups cooked butternut squash or pumpkin (I roast mine and puree it)
2 eggs
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups self rising flour (had to use it, my Mom gave it to me)
1 cup allpurpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Beat butter till fluffy then add brown sugar. Beat until combined. Add eggs and then pumpkin and vanilla. In a seperate bowl stir flours and spices together. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix just until combined. Spoon onto sprayed or greased baking sheet. Or you can lay it out and cut circles or make a round and cut into triangles. Whatever you want, this is your scone. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, depending on size and thickness.


Veron said...

oh lori these scones sound delicious with tea!

kat said...

Your teacup shot is so sweet. I'm loving all the squash & pumpkin recipes around right now. I might have to make some of these scones using sweet potato

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum! I love the last shot.

Tartelette said...

The more beautiful tea cups, the better Lori!!
I certainly don't hold any exclusivity on anything which could be pretty boring..ehehehe!!! I think that different takes on the same idea or concept is great!

Robin Sue said...

You are right it happens all the time with food blogging. I post something then I got to a site I love and they had done the same thing, I am almost embarressed- will they think I copied? But we all have different slants on things so it is good. I think it is great that you linked the other sites too- very sweet of you!! I saw this on TS and the picture is very beautiful- I have a thing for tea cups!

Anonymous said...

Yours looks lovely, sweety :)

Lucy said...

These scones sound terrific!

Inspirations come from all over and we all try to make the best presentation that we can... this food picture taking is new to most of, I certainly never thought I'd be taking pictures of my cooking or baking and here we are in this blogging world, and it's wonderful ;-)

Nags said...

love it in the cup :)

Grace said...

i'm glad butternut has found a place on your blog--i can't think of a better place for it. :)

Rico said...

How delicate and pretty, absolutly a pleasure to see the food on your blog.