It’s Christmas eve, and I just finished baking two batches of scones. I had been eager to try these recipes, since they are for Cheese Board scones. The Cheese Board Collective is a venerable Berkeley bakery and cheese shop located across the street from Chez Panisse. It was at the Cheese Board that I tasted my first scone EVER. I was in college (yes, so I had a sheltered, sconeless childhood), and my favorite thing in the world was to walk to Peet’s with my mug, get a cup of coffee, then walk the block and a half to the Cheese Board for my scone. Good times, people.
So anyway, the Cheese Board came out with a cookbook recently. I do not yet own a copy, but thanks to the wonders of the world wide web, I did manage to find recipes for my two favorite kinds of scones: Currant Scones (the original and almighty Cheese Board scone) and Cherry Cornmeal Scones. I ended up kind of burning the Currant Scones because I had two sheets of them in the oven at the same time. Doh! They still taste pretty darn good, though.
Hope everyone has a happy holiday, however you spend it. Oh, and since Rachael already outed me, here’s a non-headless shot of me and my brother. As you can see, in addition to being kept in the dark about scones, I didn’t have much contact with big white guys with beards, either.