Sunday, March 14, 2010
I used Dassant vanilla scone baking mix for these. I had a Rainforest milk chocolate and cherry bar sitting around, so I chopped it up and added it to the Dassant mix. I also sprinkled a little sugar on top of each scone. When making the mix I use butter for the oil, and whole, unhomogenized milk. I think quality milk and oil make all the difference when you are using a mix.
Could I make these from scratch? Absolutely. But since Amazon sells the mixes in packs of 6 for a great price, why should I? My time is limited, and I think a lot of the time, the mixes are better- if you buy the top quality ones. What matters is adding inventive or fun ingredients to accent the mix. Then you get the convenience of a mix, but the great taste, and fanciful ingredients, of a great bakery.
I had some organic blue corn taco shells to use up, so I made egg tacos. I melted a pat of butter in my non-stick skillet, and cooked 1/2 a white onion, finely chopped. Then I added 3 well beaten eggs, and cooked the mixture well. While the eggs were cooking, I finely sliced some purple baby lettuce, and heated some Trader Joe's organic refried beans. I turned the heat off on the eggs, and sprinkled them with cheese. Then I put some hot refried beans at the bottom of the shell, sprinkled this with a pinch of grated Mexican blend cheese, and put on the eggs and lettuce. I served this with guacamole and salsa on the side.
As you can see this is a pretty entree. I would have added chopped tomatoes and avocado, for even more color, but I didn't have any.