Blueberry Scones

What do I miss when I’m away from home? Lately, this question hasn’t been so easy to answer. At first when I was adjusting to life in England, year-round avocados, reliably fantastic Chinese or Japanese food, and unsweetened almond milk might have been my immediate answers. But since then, I’ve temporarily relocated to Beijing. From here, there are plenty of things I now see that I intensely miss about England, which I didn’t realize had become my home away from home. I’m thinking of Cornish clotted cream with the right amount of dense, textural inertia, fish ‘n’ chips with barely-there batter and zingy tartar sauce, and finally, the warm, rustic light inside my favorite pub in Oxford, a cozy glow that belonging to the color spectrums of worn wood and cracked leather.

In contrast to the whole pub culture though, is the afternoon tea ritual. I have previously written about afternoon tea on KbK and my followers on Instagram know that I love it and love it often. But what to do when I’m at home, but away from my home away from home? Make scones. Even if you don’t follow my logic, I don’t know anyone that can’t follow scones, and these blueberry ones are the kind that help life make sense even when it doesn’t really at all.

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Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits

I haven’t made biscuits in a while. Last time I made them, the entire batch fed my boyfriend for several meals during a weekend I went home. Seeing that I’m home this weekend to spend some much needed time with my parents, I couldn’t leave my boyfriend biscuit-less. That would certainly be a tragedy. Thankfully, a recipe from my trusty Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook was waiting faithfully in the wings.

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“Spicy” Cheese Biscuits

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