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  1. Blueberry Lemon Mini Scones

    July 31, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    I’m a sucker for miniature food.

    Bite-sized morsels taste better, somehow, and these mini-scones are no exception.


    The recipe is remarkably similar to my cranberry orange scone recipe, but these are improved by, well, tininess.

    If captioned cat photos on the internet were edible, they’d taste like blueberry lemon mini scones.

    They’re just so cute. I want to hug them with my teeth.

    Continue reading for the Blueberry Lemon Mini Scones recipe

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  2. Blue Umbrella Bake Sale!

    April 8, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    Blue Umbrella Productions is hosting an ongoing bake sale to help raise money for our summer musical, Those Were the Days: A Tribute to Television Themes. I’ll be taking and fulfilling orders Girl-Scout style, plus filling any special requests (like scones for Mother’s Day!) until rehearsals begin in June.

    I’ve got a menu of both sweet and savory treats to choose from posted below. Email info@blueumbrellaproductions.com to place an order for pick up or delivery. (Twin Cities only. $10 minimum on orders outside of the Banks Building.)

    Menu

    Popcorn with Truffle Salt
    Fresh, fluffy popcorn is tossed with aromatic, savory truffle salt for a luxurious movie-night upgrade.

    3 cups: $1.75
    6 cups: $3

    Lemon Meltaways
    These bite-size, buttery lemon shortbread cookies will melt in your mouth.

    Half dozen for $2.75
    Dozen for $5

    Coconut Macaroons
    Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, light as a cloud, with coconutty goodness all the way through.

    Half dozen for $4.25
    Dozen for $8

    Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
    Classic snickerdoodles (sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar) get an extra boost of flavor with creamy cinnamon chips.

    Half dozen for $5.50
    Dozen for $10

    Homemade “Oreos”
    They’re bigger, they’re better, and they’re baked fresh with no mystery ingredients.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Oatmeal Cream Pies
    A grown-up version of the classic treat – the cookies are rich and spiced, and the creamy filling is not overly sweet.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Mini Strawberry Hand Pies
    Light, flaky butter crust filled with sweet strawberry jam.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Sweet and Spicy Candied Nuts
    Crunchy almonds and pecans baked in a party-perfect blend of cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of cayenne.

    4 oz. for $4
    8 oz. for $7.50
    12 oz. for $11
    1 lb. for $14.50


  3. cranberry orange scones

    January 31, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    Let’s see a show of hands: who here is having a craptastic week? (I’m operating under the assumption that anyone reads my blog.)

    Sometimes getting out of bed is a challenge, when you know you’re facing a putrid garbage fart of a day.

    Based on the weather alone, I’d say at least a few folks out there need a pick-me-up first thing.

    Starting off the work day with a cocktail is generally not advisable, so I suggest, as an alternative, a freshly-baked scone.

    The dough can be rolled, cut, and frozen in advance, then thawed and baked in about 20 minutes as needed.

    These cranberry orange reasons-to-live are not too sweet, and not too tart.

    They’re softer and fluffier than regular hard, dry, crumbly scones. Which is fine by me.

    If you’re truly inconsolable, and even warm, buttery baked goods can’t salvage the day, perhaps Professor Meowington can bring you a little comfort:

    Do you need a hug?

    Recipe below the fold

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