Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chef Claude Peter's Make Over for Meta Monday along with his infamous Strawberry Shortcake Scone Recipe!

Welcome to my Chef Claude Peter Metamorphosis Monday Make Over!
Please be sure to visit my friend, Susan, at "Between Naps On the Porch" to catch all the other super shares!
I found Chef at Abbie's Attic Consignment Shop in Flowery Branch, GA, for just $10. He's made out of Terra Cotta and was originally lightly white washed. He was kinda messed up in a couple places with a little ink, but nothing a can of spray paint wouldn't clear up.
Here he is, going through the paint job! I used a flat white spray paint. He was very well behaved, with the exception of the fumes that bothered him terribly...he did superb! ;)
By Claudie...I think he's all done now! ;)
You'll notice in this shot below that he's now sporting a black bow tie, along with black caps on the buttons of his chefs jacket. I just adore him! I named him "CHEF Claude Peter", after my father(first name) and my youngest son(middle name).
Chef Claude Peter felt like helping me bake we whipped up my Strawberry Shortcake Scone recipe. It's a scrumptious scone that can also be used for Strawberry Shortcake, which is what we did tonight! mmmm good! Chef is great to hold a slim vase of flowers like I used him for in last weeks tablescape, or above, you'll see him sporting the napkins for dessert!
Strawberry Scone RECIPE:
1 1/2 cup strawberries hulled and cut into 1/2" pieces
(sprinkle with sugar to bring out juice)
2 1/4 cups flour
3 T. granulate sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbl. sweet butter
2/3 cup milk
In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut butter in and work in till size of peas. Stir in strawberries and gently stir to coat, add milk and gently stir again until the dough begins to form. Using your hands, form into a ball out of dough. Then roll out onto a floured board 1/2 thick. Bake till golden brown.
Bake @ 425 Fahrenheit min., or until golden brown.
Always have plenty of extra strawberries for garnishing the shortcake! (Dishes are part of the "LIFE COLLECTION" from DaySpring that are showcased in a previous blog post.) Don't forget if you like the LifeStyle collection by DaySpring, you'll want to check out their website for more details. But, first...check my information out on my blog!
Here is the traditional Strawberry Shortcake!
And my favorite, I take the scone and chunk it up in a bowl, put more strawberries that have been sugared and put milk on all of it! Now, this is GOOD! ;)
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Bon Appetite~
~CC Catherine


prof en retraite said...

Hi CC! Claude Peter looks so spiffy in his new attire! And I am one of the fortunate ones who has actually tasted one of your I am sure these are wonderful!! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kammy said...

Hi Catherine !
Don't you love what spray paint can do ? I just bought 4 more cans this weekend as I have lots of projects ! I see everything in a new light, luv it ! I am really going to have to try making your scones, I love scone but have never made them before...I really love your dishes - they match so well. Thanks for sharing everything ! Have a great week !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Chandy said...

Thanks for the great recipe and Chef Claude looks dapper in his new suit! :-)

Happy Monday!

Kathy said...

That recipe sounds seriously yummy, Catherine. I will most definitely be trying that! Give away sounds delightful - please count me in!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the chef's makeover and those STRAWBERRIES look DIVINE... YUM!!!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a sweet make-over and it is so time for strawberries. Nice post today, thank you!

The Raggedy Girl said...

Hi Catherine
can't wait to try this recipe..
thanks so much... can tell it will be a summer favorite..
mona & the girls

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the new look! And the recipe seems so easy and delicious!! Going to try it this weekend for our MOther/Daughter tea at church!!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Claude Peter is adorable. You did a great job of spiffing him up.

I love strawberries and they are so good this time of year, I love getting new recipes to use them in. Thanks.

Claudie said...

What a lovely way to wake up, with some lovely scones & strawberry shortcake, one of my favorite.
Your dishes look beautiful and gives the strawberries that extra punch.
Love the fact that I don't have to have breakfast now...thanks my friend and of course Chef Claude!!
Love Ya

Deb said...

her turned out so cute..amazing what a little paint will do...

BECKY said...

Chef Claude looks so very handsome since his makeover!! Well done!!

I commented and will post the giveaway on my blog! Those dishes are awesome!! And your strawberry delights look so yummy!!

Have a joyful day!!

mbkatc230 said...

Claude Peter's spa day was a success - he looks years younger lol. The scones sound (and look) heavenly. I can't wait until we get nice juicy berries at our farmer's market - I will definitely be making this! Kathy

Really Rainey said...

Ohh Your chef is darling! Well don't tell him I said "darling" how bout handsome? I love the bow tie! Really Cute!

~Really Rainey~

Linda said...

Claude Peter is such a cutie and those strawberry scones look delish! Pass me one, please! Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

CC, I LOVE Chef Claude Peter's make over! You are so clever and artistic. And I love the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Scone. I'll be making that for sure. Now, if I just had a cute little Chef Claude Peter to hold my dessert napkins! I'm going to be looking for my own chef. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Claude is looking pretty dapper in his new ensemble. I only wished I could get those same results if I were to spray paint myself!
I remember the days when a little makeup would go a long way. Now it takes Spackle to get me through an afternoon!

The strawberry cake and cream...I need to give it a try.

ann said...

what a find.i think Susan said he cost $170.00 or something.aren't you the lucky one.and he looks brand new.
and the scones?oo-la-la...ann