Rainy Wednesday afternoon with Phyllis. We shared the Cream Tea at Podunk in the East Village. Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas. Sugar and milk, yes please. A duo of warm vanilla scones with a heaping dish of fresh whipped cream. Strawberry-basil jam and orange marmalade. Strawberries, mint and blackberries. Cushioned chairs that lean back ever so slightly. Drizzling rain outside and quiet conversation. Cozy!
Not many people seem to be aware of this, but you can drop by Podunk just for mini-scones and cookies to-go. One of my favorite treats made by Elspeth are these tiny cheese biscuits. They’re 50cents each, each bite simultaneously buttery and cheesy, with a nice flaky crunch. It’s like an intensified, fresh version of Cheez-its.
Now if only Elspeth would bake savory cheese scones with this same degree of butter and cheese-intensity…o_O
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