Somewhere along my blogging journey, I’ve discovered that I’m not very good at the holiday “stuff.” Like… making my food into Christmas Trees or Witch Hats. I’m not great at *decorating* food. So I usually default to holiday flavors and create all of my seasonal posts around that flavor. Pumpkin for Fall and Halloween. Peppermint for Christmas. White Chocolate for “snowy” Winter Time…
It’s just easier that way.
And Red Velvet is the obvious choice for Valentine’s Day. So as the big day nears, you can expect to see an onslaught of Red Velvet recipes on Something Swanky. I’m predictable that way. I hope you’ll pardon me the cliche.
I was thrilled with these Red Velvet Scones. I knew I wanted to use a cake mix to get a gorgeous red color and to keep it from drying out (maybe you don’t share my love of boxed mixes, but I’ve always found cake mix to be the cure for baked goodies which typically become dry and stale the quickest).
These scones turned out perfectly moist and soft, and they’re absolutely fool proof. They’re very best fresh out the oven and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans. But I can assure you that they are also plenty delicious the next day!
The perfect Valentine’s breakfast to make for your sweetie .
Recipe adapted from: scrumdillydilly
Notes about this Recipe:
- Be sure to keep some flour on hand. Add a little bit at a time to the dough if it’s a little loose and needs a little help forming into a ball (but not too much! Too much flour will make it dry. JUST enough to form a ball).
- Keep your hands well floured when handling the dough.
- And, no, I didn’t make a mistake in the cream cheese frosting ingredients. There is no butter, and you use granulated sugar– not powdered sugar
Red Velvet from Friends: