Tomorrow is Derby Saturday!! Such a great weekend to be a Kentuckian. Fancy, preppy outfits, crowns of roses, springy cocktails: all things I enjoy. Also, fun derby fact: the Kentucky Derby is officially sponsored by Vineyard Vines and Woodford Reserve, two favorite sconemaster brands!
This holiday holds so many memories, from fancy tin cups of Mint Juleps in Nantucket, to evangelizing the joys of bourbon at Derby parties, to celebrating a rehearsal dinner last year, it’s just one of my favorite 90 second events of every year.
Last night I started the celebration early with a scone version of Derby Pie , combining bourbon, pecans and chocolate into a rich and wonderful scone dough. Since that’s not enough, I topped the scones it with some creamy ganache, and then of course additional pecans :)
THESE ARE SUCH GREAT SCONES! A new fav. Too bad Josh will not only be missing the scones, but also the Derby. However I will happily enjoy a scone and the end of his Woodford Double Oaked tomorrow in his honor. I know it’s what he’d want me to do in his absence.
Derby Bourbon Scones
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons butter ( cold )
1/2 cup milk ( plus 1-2 T to brush on top )
1 egg ( beaten )
2 tablespoons bourbon
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans