Recipe : Scones


I can honestly say I have never had a scone before this day.  It was set in my mind that Scone = Stone. They were hard and tasteless.

As soon as I watched   Giada De Laurentiis  making scone in her TV Show, Giada At Home, her Rosemary Scones with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Glaze make my tummy growls. And I think I should give this a try.

Giada's scone recipe is very simple and everyone can make it. The ingredients is easy to find except for the fresh rosemary. So i omitted the rosemary (and also the jam- dont like jam so much :p) and came out with the plain sweet scones (not too sweet actually, you really have to eat it with jam or cream) and it still delicious!

The first time I ever made scones and they were so easy! Tasted amazing and were a hit with everyone and definitely not a stone!

"Scone is a small British quick bread, traditionally hailing from Scotland. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent" - 

I've learned that the texture of scones was soft, little bit chewy, fluffy, creamy and rich with milk flavour.

This is easy and once you know how to make basic scone dough, you can customise to make sweet or savoury scones. Throw in some savoury ingredients such as cheddar cheese and herbs,  and for those who have sweet tooth, add in sugar and some dried fruit.

This recipe is an adapted version from  Giada's Rosemary Scones Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup heavy cream (mix with 1 tsp vanilla essence)

 Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Gradually stir in the cream until the mixture forms a dough. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/2-inch thick, 10-inch circle. Using a round shaped cookie cutter, cut out  pieces of dough and put on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the cooked scones onto a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes.

Cook's Note: The dough can also be made by hand by stirring together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually stir in the cream until the mixture forms a dough.

I served them with my left over lemon cream cheese frosting and they tasted heaven!

Will definitely be making them again!

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  1. my faveret place to have scones will always be at kemeren. tapi nampaknya boleh cuba resepi to feel like being there kan?


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