I was recently contacted by CSN Stores offering me the opportunity to review an item carried by their stores and in turn offer a gift code giveaway to one of my readers. The gift code is $20 that can be used towards a purchase from CSN Stores.
Hannah is beginning to help me more and more in the kitchen so I chose this adorable little apron and chef’s hat. It’s hot pink and oh so adorable on my little helper! Initially Hannah wasn’t too keen on wearing the hat but once Mommy wore it for a bit she wanted her turn.
We baked Ham and Swiss Cheese Scones (recipe below) as they are one of our favourite breakfast treats. The apron is durable and adorable, easily adjustable as is the hat which closes with a Velcro tab.
Enjoying the yumminess.
Once our baking adventure was over Hannah still wanted to wear the apron and it didn’t come off until it was time to put her pj’s on. She had fun putting toys into the pockets of the apron and carrying them around.
Ham and Swiss Cheese Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter chilled and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup minced ham
About 2/3 cup buttermilk (probably a little bit more)
Preheat oven to 450oF. Grease baking sheet.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese, ham and enough buttermilk to make soft dough.
Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly.* Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with 2” round cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes or until browned.
Makes about 18 biscuits.
*To knead dough, fold dough in half toward you and press dough away from you with heels of hands. Give dough a quarter turn and continue folding, pushing and turning.
This little set was a huge hit and I’m sure you’ll see it in many more posts to come. If you’d like the opportunity to win a $20.00 gift code to be used towards a purchase at CSN Stores, please leave a comment below. (This will be a quick turnaround giveaway as the gift code has an expiry date of March 31, 2011. Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on Thurs, March 17, 2011. The winner will be chosen by a random draw from all comments entered. One entry per person please. Also, please ensure that I am able to contact you via email. If an email address is not linked or provided I will redraw. Thanks for your help!)