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How to Make Scones

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 8

Scone Recipes



This is a recipe taken from an old cookbook I have from my Great-Grandmother. The pages are quite worn and falling apart somewhat, so I hope I can rewrite it well.


Wedge shaped with lightly browned sides and tops. Serve with a plump mound of butter and some marmalade or jam.

Cream Scones


Ingredients;
2-cups white all-purpose flour
2-teaspoons baking powder
1-tablespoon white granulated sugar
1/2-teaspoon salt
4-tablespoons butter
2-eggs, well beaten
1/2-cup heavy cream

   Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter a cookie sheet. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. With your fingers work in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse meal. (The recipe says to use your fingers, you can use a pastry blender). Add the eggs and cream and stir until well blended. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about a minute. Pat or roll the dough to about 3/4 inch thick and cut into wedges. Place the wedges on the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Makes 12

Current Scones

Scones are traditional made with heavy cream, but I've adapted the recipe some to make what I feel is a healthy version using low-fat yogurt instead.

Ingredients;
2-cups all-purpose flour
1/4-cup white granulated sugar
2-teaspoons baking powder
1/2-teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
3-tablespoons butter
1-large egg white
1/2-cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/2-cup currents or raisins
1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 1...In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and dash of salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine the egg white, yogurt, currents and orange rind. Add to the flour mixture all at once and stir just until a soft dough forms.

Step 2...Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds, then pat or roll into an 8-inch circle. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score the circle into 8 wedges.

Step 3...Brush with a little milk and sprinkle with a little additional sugar. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Makes 8 scones.

Herbed Cheese Scones

Ingredients;
2-cups all-purpose flour
3-tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2-teaspoons baking powder
1/2-teaspoon baking soda
1/2-teaspoon dry mustard
1/2-teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4-teaspoon ground sage
1/8-teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
dash of salt
3-tablespoons butter
1-large egg white
1-cup dry-curd cottage cheese (drain well, using a cheese cloth)
1/3-cup low-fat milk

Step 1...Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda, mustard, spices and salt. Blend well. using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.

Step 2...In a medium bowl, combine the egg white, cottage cheese and milk. Add to the flour mixture all a once and stir just until a soft dough forms.

Step 3...Knead on a lightly floured surface for about 1-half minute, the pat down or roll into an 8-inch circle. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score the circle into 8 wedges. Brush a little milk on the dough. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.


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Comments

May 1, 2011 11:23pm
Deborah-Diane
Yummy! Yummy! Another great recipe!
May 2, 2011 9:45am
Lynsuz
Thanks DD
May 11, 2011 5:37pm
infob0724
yum my favorite scones are cinnamon
May 12, 2011 12:20pm
Lynsuz
Yum, my favorite spice is cinnamon
May 15, 2011 4:23am
Fran5050
I've just tried out your recipe. The scones are a huge success, far better than any I have made previously.

With the recession many of us are returning to home baking which for me is a big challenge because I'm a hopeless cook. I've been experimenting over the past couple ofyears and have published some recipes on Suite101.com.

A question: is "heavy cream" the equivalent of what we in the UK call "double cream". I've assumed it is.
May 22, 2011 1:51pm
Lynsuz
I would figure so Fran, glad you enjoyed the recipe. I like to cook and bake, trying new recipes is fun. Thanks for the comment and stopping by.
May 20, 2011 6:42pm
Tom_Carver
A very welcome article, I love scones but have to hold back on the cream be it single or double. Ah, will have to settle for strawberry jam instead.
May 22, 2011 1:51pm
Lynsuz
Thanks Tom
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