Romance Cooks

Ice Cream Scones–Marie Dees

Chocolate Scones

I discovered this little trick to use up any ice cream that was languishing in the freezer. This is an easy recipe that’s designed to be flexible enough to deal with various amounts of left over ice cream. The result is something just a bit sweet and a bit like a scone. So I call it the Ice Cream Scone.

You’ll need

Melted ice cream. Any flavor. About a pint.

1 to 1 1/2 cups flour, preferably self-rising. (If you don’t have self-rising flour, add a teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt to a cup of flour.)

If you have more than a pint of ice cream, you’ll need more flour. Less ice cream, less flour. It’s hard to mess this one up. You could even get creative by making multi-color, multi-flavor scones if you have small amounts of different ice cream flavors.

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An 8 inch pie tin or cake pan. You can also use a muffin tin for this to make individual scones.

Step one – melt the ice cream. You use the microwave to speed up this process. The more melted it is, the easier it is to stir.

Step two – preheat the oven to 350 and grease and flour the pie tin or cake pan.

Step three – pick up a big wooden spoon or other stirring implement and pour some of the flour into the ice cream container. Go ahead and use the same container the ice cream came in. It makes clean up easier. Start stirring.

Step four – add more flour and stir until the results looks about the consistency of a good biscuit batter.

Step five – pour the batter from the ice cream container into the baking pan.

Step six – bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Step six – let cool a bit and then enjoy. If you use a pie tin, you can cut the result into triangles, which seem more scone-like to me. If you’re feeling traditional, make a cup of tea to enjoy with your ice cream scone.

Step seven – go to the store and buy more ice cream, because you now have room in the freezer.


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St. Augustine, Florida, is known for its ghosts and Lorenzo is one of them. He’s spent more than a century as a resident of Tolomato Cemetery. But he isn’t able to rest easy in his grave since Lucifer insists on resurrecting him regularly to offer him a job. While he can’t escape being condemned to Hell himself, Lorenzo refuses to help send others there.

Lucifer is irked when Lorenzo refuses him once again and turns to Tribal, an oversexed demon who has solved these types of problems before. Tribal has a solution to his Master’s problem. He plans to tempt Lorenzo with the one thing the passionate Spaniard can’t resist—a lover. Who better to catch a ghost than a ghost hunter? Tribal baits his trap with Tom, a hunky and lonely ghost hunter. When Lorenzo refuses to give into Tribal’s plan, the demon resorts to a dangerous trap that puts Tom’s soul in danger, and Lorenzo must defy Hell itself to save him.

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