My love for Wes Anderson and his brilliant films has finally transcribed onto the page.
This particular illustration is drawn from his most recent cinematic masterpiece, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
"And so my life began, junior lobby boy in training under the strict command of M. Gustave H. Many of the hotel's most valued and distinguished guests came for him. I became his pupil and he was to be my counselor and guardian. This is also when I met Agatha."
-Zero (Junior Lobby Boy at The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Some of you have recently requested my recipe for tea scones..
So those letters have inspired me to do a spot of baking today.
I present to you:
Whole Wheat Blackberry Tea Scones
3/4 cup skim milk
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
6 T. cold unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
2/3 cup frozen blackberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk together milk and egg, in a large bowl whisk flour sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender (or two knives) cut butter into flour mixture, until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in blackberries (frozen blackberries work good, we picked these last summer and saved them for a winter-y day). Stir in cream and egg mixture until just combined, careful not to overwork the dough.
Transfer dough to lightly floured surface, pat into a 6" circle. Cut into six wedges, and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 16-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
I'll share some photos of the finished result shortly.
I am so excited about this project! I was approached by an Australian Wine Company to illustrate their wine label.
I love this family of foxes, with Mama and Papa Fox being the operators of a little vineyard. And their little girl is just after a tasty treat.
It was one of my favorite commissions of all time! To top it all off, the lovely folks of the company are going to send me a bottle of my very own. I'll be sharing photos of it with you as soon as I have it in my hands.