|Punster Peter Battistoni aka P.B.|
I was almost caught in a lightning storm. Luckily, I bolted inside.
Har-har-har-har! Um ... I guess you had to be there. My response:
Har-har-ha- ??? Really??? Oh. Well, now. Let’s move on, shall we?
Thunder and Lightning:
1 c. currants or craisins
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. shortening
Enough milk to make a soft dough, about 3/4 c.
Oil for frying, as needed
Plump currants or raisins (see Note); set aside. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and fruit all at once, stirring just until moistened. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough with floured pin until dough is about 1/4-in. (0.7 cm) thick. Cut into 2-1/2-in. (6 cm) rounds. Fry in a small amount of oil at medium-low heat until golden, about 2 min. per side. Serve warm or at room temperature, with or without jam. Makes 2 dozen.
Note: See Index for How to Plump Dried Fruits.
Further Note: My guess is that these scones got their name after being cooked over a fire during an electrical storm. Maybe the lights went out? Maybe P.B. presented everyone with another pun? (Lord, I hope not). As for this punster’s identity? His secret’s safe with me.
Play time’s over! I need to return to my writing project! xox Nicole