Raisin & Currant Scones

December 31, 2015

I hope you are having a wonderful New Year's Eve! On my end, my family is planning a super low-key get together. On the menu are inari sushi, baked brie, chips & dips and my contribution--these whole-wheat, oatmeal packed raisin scones! Back in the Philippines, my family's NYE is normally a grander routined party with extended family and friends. Fireworks in the air, champagne on our tongues. So without the buzz of preparing for that, the "holiday" honestly seems a little lost. Maybe I am just growing up.

Time for some food talk; I lovelovelove scones. After a batch I made previously came out extremely dry and hard, my father nicknamed my creations "stones." Several years later, he still hasn't let me forget it. That won't stop me for living out my scone baking dreams!!! Adapted this recipe (again) by making buttermilk using milk + vinegar and adding currants in addition to the raisins. Unfortunately they seem a little crumbly so I'm worried I won't be able to finally prove him wrong :( 

Too much has happened for me in the past 12 months to fully take in at the moment. I'm ready to leave this challenging year behind. I'm ready for a new start. I'm ready to recover. I'm ready to get stronger in all ways possible. I'm ready to grow. I'm ready for 2016. Looking forward, there is already a lot going on in the months to come and I hope I can remember to stay grounded and focused on what's truly important.

Catch you next year! Hehehe

What did you do for New Year's Eve?
Scones--yay or nay?
Anything exciting planned for 2016 already? 

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