Three books ago, a few of us moms began a coffee talk book club (read: meet right after preschool drop-off). For starters, we’ve read Mrs. Astor Regrets, Slumdog Millionaire, and our most recent story The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Our petite morning feast is always delicious, fresh, and thoughtful – and this get together was no exception.
For our gathering, we had a few French patisserie bites, I offered ginger scones from the most recently published Gale Gand’s Brunch!. My husband had some the night before and loved it (but he is English and a big fan of scones with freshly made cream). My fellow book clubers enjoyed the subtle hints of ginger, and a few moms tasted a bit of oregano. The recipe had no herbs, and I didn’t have any oregano bits on the counter or kitchen accouterments. I think it might have been the combination of cream with a little sour cream mixed with ginger. Though I sifted the flour, the scone did have a slight biscuit-like texture. Crunchy or not, we all relished the savory morning treat!