Anyone from the Baltimore-Washington area knows this weekend was a cold and snowy one. We were hit with over two feet of snow, and in a city where this is unusual, the feeling was almost apocalyptic. Snow was piled far above cars, main roads were completely shut down, an eerie calm took over the city, and people walked in the streets freely. I figured there was no better time to try a scone recipe I had been craving to make than on the morning of a blizzard. The oven kept the kitchen and dining room warm, and the lemon-cranberry scones were enjoyed by my lucky roommates (who devoured them). Days after the storm hit, businesses are still closed, buses and airports aren't running, and universities have canceled classes. We're expecting another 8-10 inches between tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday. I think I may have to make a trek through the snow to get more eggs and lemons to make another batch...maybe even a double batch.
The scones were easy to make and absolutely delicious. I found the recipe on White on Rice Couple, a great food blog. Get their recipe for Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones...(hint: the scones are still great even if you don't use Meyre lemons).