Mini pasta, mini burgers, mini stuffed animals, those mini bubbles that come out of the dish soap container when you squeeze it, mini muffins (you can eat more than one...), mini cars, mini fridges, mini staplers... Really the list can go on and on.
When I was little I used to be obsessed with those mini dolls, Polly Pockets. Seriously I had two huge bins filled with them. I had a ski resort, a horse ranch, a dog wash, convertibles... You name it, I had it. I was also really into Barbies. But that's a whole other story..
But you know, there are some things that just don't work being mini.
Mini skirts are a good example. Hunny, if you don't have the legs for it, please don't do that. Oh! And micro mini shorts. You would think that because I'm a teenager I would like those, but... No. I really would rather not see half your butt. Please put it away. But,if it covers your butt, than I am perfectly okay with it!
Thank you very much.
Isn't it weird that I'm not into that? Is it also weird how I'm starting to like watching Alton Brown's show? I don't understand anything he's talking about, I just think he's quirky. Um. Yeah. Quirky... Or how we got new smoke alarms to replace the old ones, and now they go off just when we make toast. In the toaster.
Yeah. I know.
Sometimes the world is really messed up. At least I can just sit around and eat scones all day. That makes the world a little bit better.
I'm gonna go take a nap now. Summer is just so dandy isn't it?
Mini Cinnamon Peach Scones
You will need:
2-1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C butter, cold
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 C milk
2 C freshly sliced and peeled peaches (about 4 medium sized peaches)
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 11-inch diameter circle in the middle of a baking sheet; set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, and milk.
4. Cut butter into small cubes and sprinkle over flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
5. Pour egg mixture over blended flour, stir to combine. Mix in peaches.
6. Flour your hands and put the batter on buttered baking sheet. Pat down into a 9-10 inch diameter. Using a serrated knife to cut the dough into twelve squares. Do not separate. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over top.
7. Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. (I used a toothpick to check mine) Re cut wedges if needed and cool on wire racks.
*Truthfully these aren't very mini, but they're smaller than usual... so they're mini.
Oh! And thanks to dashofdan.com for this wonderful scone recipe! Thanks Dan for the recipe, and all the dashing things you do.
Oh God. Sorry for the cheese.