We had a near tragedy during our fair visit this year. We waited until it was time to leave to grab our Fisher Scones and were faced with a line 20 deep. Since it was already way past the boys’ bedtime we left scone less. I know…..it was so sad.
Naturally, we swung into Top Foods to grab a box of mix and some consolation ice cream bars. Yes, we fed our kids ice cream bars right before we put them to bed. They were so tired they fell asleep immediately anyway. Yes, we brushed teeth.
On to the scones…..The first thing to love about this mix is that the only thing you have to add is water. I loved how easy it was, and also that I didn’t have to freak about Henry sampling the dough the way I do when we make something with raw egg. It does say it’s made in a plant where the machines process foods with nuts and eggs, so if your kiddos have allergies, I’m not suggesting you chow down here.
The directions are right on the box, and they’re really very easy. I actually ended up with the exact number it said I would, which almost never happens to me.
Probably the most challenging thing is not overworking the dough. You really do want to knead it just the 5 or 6 suggested times, or you will get dry, cracked scone tops.
How was the taste? My husband thought they were exactly like the ones at the fair. I thought they were about 90% there, but something about the top wasn’t quite right-a little more biscuity than the fair ones and not quite as flaky tender. It is entirely possible that was my fault.
My oldest ate his hot with jam and declared it, “Perfecto.” He’s talking with accents right now.
Henry tried one plain and cold and thought it was totally gross.
So, there you have it….eat ’em warm with jam like you’re supposed to! I should add that Henry later returned for more and between him and his brother and the pack of neighborhood kids I may claim as dependents, I had nothing left to photograph. Sorry about that.
To sum it up, I wouldn’t say these have replaced our scone at the fair tradition, but at 2.50 for a box that yields a dozen, it was a pretty good compromise with better than I expected results.
If you haven’t hit the fair yet, today is Dizzy Pass day, a good deal if you like to do all the rides-or at least a bunch of them. A bad one if your kid is only going to do the merry go round and the slide. Your kids should have a free ticket from their schools. They can also get in free this weekend with the printable BECU coupon from the site-and tomorrow I have a weekend only parking deal to share.
Disclosure: I got absolutely nothing for this post. If someone from the Fisher Scone people would like to contact me about giving me a lifetime supply, I’m Very Open to hearing from you. The photo is also property of Fisher Scones, used without permission. I said all really nice things, though.