Do you ever watch TV and see something that just hits too close to home and makes you feel slightly uncomfortable and embarrassed because it is describing you perfectly, but it is also making fun of the thing it is that is describing you? No? It happened to me yesterday.
We’ve been watching Portlandia on Netflix…and…well… just watch and laugh.
Oh yeah! She’s making jewelry now! She’s got her life on track!
Now for the scones!
It’s grapefruit season! Well, as in-season as grapefruit can get in Illinois. They are my absolute favorite fruit this time of year. We bought a ten pound bag of pink grapefruit last week for just $4.99, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to use them all.
I tried out the juicer attachment I got for my mixer for Christmas to make grapefruit juice and it juiced about four ounces per fruit, which is not too bad.
My favorite way to eat grapefruit is to just peel and eat them like oranges. I’m not the type to fuss around with cutting them in half, cutting around each section, and meticulously scooping up the fruit with a special spoon, although that is fun to do sometimes (like if I’m going to take a picture of it for my blog).
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts featuring cleverly-flavored scones, so I decided to create a flavor combination of my own, although I’m sure this dark chocolate and grapefruit combo has been thought of before.
To make these scones, I adapted my recipe for Whole Wheat Raisin Scones by adding the zest of one grapefruit and a handful of dark chocolate chips. You would think that this combination would be mouth puckering, but it is actually quite a nice flavor. The grapefruit flavor is not too strong, but it’s definitely there, and the chocolate chips are a treat.
Dark Chocolate and Grapefruit Scones
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup freshly ground whole wheat flour, or slightly less commercial whole wheat flour
- 3 T sugar
- 2/1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Zest of one grapefruit, about 2 tablespoons
- 6 tablespoons 2% milk
- Additional milk and sugar for brushing on top
1. Heat oven to 400.
2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add cold, cubed butter using two knives or a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in egg, chocolate, and zest and just enough of the milk until the dough leaves the side of the bowl.
3. Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat into 8-inch circle on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut into 8 wedges with flour-dipped pizza cutter or sharp knife. Do not separate wedges. Brush with additional milk and sprinkle with sugar.
4. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and separate wedges. Serve warm.
What is your favorite way to enjoy grapefruit?