It all started with the Sloppy Joes last night. He needed molasses to make a homemade sauce but we were out.
"Use a little Rum," I suggested. He considered but changed his mind. I googled rum sloppy joes but there wasn't a single recipe. So I poured a shot anyway.
There was some left so I plopped in raisins for no reason at all. When I woke this morning, I saw those plump little raisins and thought Rum Raisin Scone. Serving size: One. Not for sharing.
Keep it simple.
Single Serving Rum Raisin Scone - 1/8 cup all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, about 1/3 shot half n half or cream, 1/2 shot of rum raisins, little shredded orange rind. - Click photo for larger image -
Dry ingredients mixed together, along with the orange rind. Soft butter squished in with a fork. Raisins spooned in. I didn't use all the raisins.
Raisins and some of the cream stirred in with a fork. I used a little more flour, perhaps a teaspoon or so to make a dryer scone that I could shape by hand.
Dough shaped into one scone and placed in sizzling butter in the skillet.
The glowing red burner light reminded me that something good was happening under the old scratched lid. I forgot to look at the clock because the conversation went something like this...
-You're saying there is just one. As in Only one. No others. That's cruel!-
-No, cruel would be a single oatmeal raisin cookie.-
-That wouldn't be cruel, that would be Malevolent Overlord Boss.-
-Well this is just a Rum Raisin Scone with a touch of orange.-
-It's still cruel...-
And finally it was done - hot, steaming, melt-in-your mouth texture, barely sweet with the dark rum raisins and a touch of orange. It was flipped twice and took about 15 minutes on lowest heat.
I broke it with the intent of sharing anyway. But they declined. So I enjoyed my Rum Raisin Scone for ONE.
Unfortunately, there was one victim of this cruelty... Me. After I ate every buttery crumb, I craved another. But there was none.