Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Treasury count...

Inspired by Jeremy Camp's Restored, here's today's CAST treasury in gray, aqua, and white.

And the treasuries that we have had the honor to be featured in this past week:

Baking with Chocolate...

country trivet with chocolate scones

Modeled with these two trivets in spring and fall colors, our chocolate scones are satisfyingly rich, a tasty treat to serve as a dessert or an afternoon snack.
chocolate scones recipe

Milk Chocolate Scones
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or whole wheat)
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (does not need to be softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 - 10 tablespoons milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter to dry ingredients and blend until dough resembles coarse sand. (A pastry cutter works best for this!)

Add in vanilla and approximately 8 tablespoons of milk; mix with a fork until just until the dough comes together. Use additional milk if the dough is too dry. Stir in 2/3 cup chocolate chips.

Turn out dough and knead several times. Pat into an 8-inch circle and place on a baking sheet. (We prefer to use either a cast iron skillet or a stoneware pizza pan.) Cut into 8 to 12 wedges and sprinkle with sugar (optional). Bake for 15 to 19 minutes, until scones are set and lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack and cool.

Finishing touches:

To make chocolate drizzle, melt remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips in a double-boiler on the stovetop or in the microwave. Drizzle over scones with a fork before serving. Equally good with a dollop of cream cheese or whipped cream on the side!

 spring trivet knitted blue aqua pink lime green

chocolate scones with chocolate chips in cast iron skillet

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bunny in a bucket (bag)

Our May additions to our shop include this dark denim bag with a perky bunny lining. Stuff it full of little girl's toys or pack your favorite makeup for road trip - the denim is durable and ready for use, and the sweet bunnies will bring a smile to your face whenever you peek at your bag's contents!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Sale

Our Memorial Day Sale will be running May 25th through May 29th, and you can check out it here at our  Etsy On Sale page or go directly to our Etsy shop. We are offering 15% off all items currently in our shop (no coupon code required), including these:


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Purple picks...

Bright purple was today's treasury inspiration, and finding pieces that incorporated the theme of "I Believe" made it extra fun.

Making for a sweet surprise, we were featured in these two treasuries:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Treasure hunt...

Today's treasury features cool blue and white from the CAST/CAPS teams for some summertime fun!

And we were featured in these lovely treasuries this week:

Monday, May 14, 2012

My little heart...

Had to try to combine some favorite colors in the treasury tonight, and this is what our little treasury turned out to be! Aqua and red are forever classy, and such fun to work with. Be sure to peek into these lovely shops of our CAST team members on Etsy.