A little carb load to get you through this marathon called life. Dark chocolate therapy. Iced lattes, make way for the steaming stuff, with swirly foam and a warm, nubbly scone with melting chocolate. Other people are into fall fashions (I dig) – my harvest palate includes butter, oats and chocolate.
Mix, pat, slice, bake. That’s it. Any kind of chocolate – berries would do well too.
And it makes other people really happy when you spend five minutes mixing up a batch of dough; there is no better way to win friends than to walk into an office with the likes of these, still warm.
I’m getting used to the hum of the furnace again, and appreciate the warmth that the oven emits – I seek it out rather than try to avoid it. People complain about the changing weather, but I welcome nights that aren’t too hot to sleep. I like the warm but not sweaty. Just like I like my scones.
You could use chocolate chips here, but I do love the way chopping dark chocolate produces shards that range from teeny to ginormous. If you like, brush their tops with a little milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar before baking.