Draco Malfoy + Scones

by Jenn (eating bender) on July 24, 2011

Guess who?

You may not recognize him without the white blonde hair that has become his character’s trademark, but the actor pictured above is none other than Tom Felton, who plays not-quite-Voldemort-evil villain Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies!

Jill and I had the opportunity to attend a taping of Windy City LIVE! on Friday, where Tom was one of the guests. We unfortunately did not get to meet him but the interview was fun to watch and he seemed like a very nice guy in real life!

You can watch the full interview here. If you pause the video at 1:01 — when Tom points to the audience and the camera cuts to the two ladies dressed in Gryffindor’s finest — you just might be able to see me peeking out on the left side of the screen. I show up again at 5:53 and 6:11 (Jill, too!). I’m wearing the green shirt with pink underneath, in the second row with a big grin on my face. :)

It was so much fun to be in the audience while they discussed my favorite book/movie series of all time!

The food highlight of the weekend came in scone form.

One of the last times I was in Arizona visiting my family, my mom and I picked up a scone mix from a vendor at the grocery store. He traveled all the way from Tucson to our Scottsdale Whole Foods to promote his buttermilk scones from the Adobe Rose Inn.

The recipe is simple: pour the mix into the bowl, add 6 tbsp. of butter and 3/4 cup of warm water.

Stir until the dough is moistened and the butter is broken down – but make sure not to overdo it! Pat the dough down into a 9-inch round greased round pan.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the top turns a golden brown.

The scones are best served warm — and they smelled absolutely heavenly coming out of the oven!

The recipe — factoring in the added butter — dictates that you can divide the scones into 12 pieces for roughly 150 calories each. I chose to divide them into 6 pieces for a heartier breakfast option.

I must say, these scones taste great by themselves. But they taste even better with almond butter.

And they taste their very best when you combine them with a hot mug of Coffee Cocoa.

Speaking of coffee, don’t forget to check out the Joyce Shelton mugs I will be auctioning off TOMORROW starting at 8:00 a.m. EST as part of The Great Fundraising Act. You can see all of the items up for grabs by clicking on this link.

Bidding will run throughout the day tomorrow and items will close periodically between 4:00 p.m. EST and 11:00 p.m. EST.  Janetha will be staggering the closing times to prevent a site crash, so please take note of the closing time for your favorite items! There will also be a Twitter chat from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST with Susan and Katy Widrick. Tune into hashtag #TGFA to follow along.

See you tomorrow! What was the highlight of your weekend?


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaime July 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

Two of my fave things mentioned in this post – HP & Tucson! And I think Tom Felton is a total hottie!


2 Jenn (eating bender) July 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Hurray for HP! I still have not truly explored Tucson. I would love to spend a day or two there sometime soon!


3 Allie {A teaspoon of LIFE} July 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

What an awesome title. It showed up in my twitter feed and I thought- CLEARLY, I need to read this :) Yummy!!


4 Jenn (eating bender) July 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

Haha! I’m glad it caught your eye. :) I figure you can’t go wrong when a post includes Harry Potter references and scones!


5 Jess@atasteofconfidence July 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Ah how cool you got to see him!


6 Monique July 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Ah, he looks so much older with a mustache hahaha! How fun :) And those scones sound amazing!!


7 Molly July 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Your scones look so good!


8 Erica July 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

That is SO fun that you got to attend the taping! How coooool! I love it! And those scones? DROOL. I honestly love scones and I rarely have them…the density and crumble gets me every time (yum yum). I cannot wait for the bidding to begin tomorrow!


9 thewholekitchen July 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

So fun to run into you at Macy’s on Friday! And you’re right, Malfoy IS cute in real life!


10 Jim Hook July 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hi Jenn: I’m delighted that you enjoyed the scone mix you purchased from me last Sunday. Our scones are currently sold in AZ retail stores. You can order more of them online at http://www.arifoods.com. Also, if you ever get to Tucson, we’d love to have you stay at our b&b. Check it out at http://www.aroseinn.com.


11 MarathonVal July 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I haven’t seen the movie, but he is super cute in person! How fun you got to see him!


12 withasideofhope July 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

So cool that you got to attend a taping! :) Those scones look absolutely amazing!


13 Megan (Braise The Roof) July 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

Wow, he does look totally different without the white-blond hair! Too funny that you went to the taping. :)


14 Elise July 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

whoa yum. whoooooooa.

ps draco!!!! that is SO cool you got to see him!!


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