Look What’s in the Warner Library!

Warner Library serves Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. There’s a big browsing section of what new books the library bought.

(2014-03-07 001)Title: Biscuits and Scones: 62 Recipes from Breakfast Biscuits to Homey Desserts

Author: Elizabeth Alston

Publication Information: New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. ; Distributed by Crown Publishers, c1988

ISBN: 0-517-56345-2

Library of Congress Classification: TX770.B55

Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Biscuits
Scones

I’ve always loved the idea of having tea. Tea time is one custom that the United States should have kept, but it was dumped with the British crown after the Revolution.

This cookbook’s name says it all. I love scones. I made three recipes from this book, Peggy’s Cheese Scones (p. 42-43), the Fresh Herb-Olive Oil Scones (p. 48-49), and Hot Cross Scones (p. 30-31). I did not use all white flour but mixed it with whole wheat flour. I’m not a baker, but I’m sure this changed the consistency. However, the cheese scones turned out well as did the herb-olive oil ones, which I made two batches. The hot cross scones were okay; the consistency threw me, since hot cross buns are much lighter than scones.

There are some great recipes. Besides scones, there are recipes for biscuits as well as shortcakes and a variety of other types of baked goods, both savory and sweet: Ham or Smoked Turkey Biscuits (p. 35); Biscuit Pissaladiere (p. 36-37); Dried Fruit Biscuit Strudel (p. 61-63); Coffee-Hazelnut Scones (p. 70-71); and instructions on how to enjoy A Devonshire Cream Tea (p. 86).

There should be something for everyone in this collection. It’s an oldie but a goodie.

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