Friday, February 15, 2008

Simple Scones

The girls and I had afternoon tea sometime last week and I made these scones. We had Chocolate raspberry bliss tea, scones, rich sweet cream butter, Double Devon cream, fruit preserves and some good fun conversation. I love afternoon tea, and Diva, well it's right up her alley. Piglet had fun too, she's growing up and understanding so much each and everyday it's fun to watch.
Anyway sappy mommy moment. I have said before and I will say it again, I am not a baker, I am just not very good at it, so this simple recipe is right up my alley. Besides what can go wrong when you have a jar of double Devon cream? Which by the way is DIVINE on a McDonald's apple pie. Let's get started shall we?
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 Simple Scones

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoons citrus zest (I used orange it's what we had on hand)
extra whipping cream and salt for topping

Preheat your oven to 375. In the bowl of your mixer combine your dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the whipping cream and zest. Stir until crumbly.
Your dough will be a bit dry looking , no worries it will come together.
With your hands bring the dough together and knead to form a ball. Don't knead this like you would bread it will get tough, no one wants tough scones.
Turn your dough out on a lightly floured surface.
Pat it out into a 7 1/2ish inch circle (or use a rolling pin if you want to have to wash it). Cut it into 6-8 wedges.
Place your scones on your baking sheet, I used the same piece of parchment I rolled the dough out 
onto. 
Brush the tops with some whipping cream, and sprinkle with some sugar.
Bake about 15-18 minutes. They don't brown whole lot on top but be careful the bottoms will brown and fast.
I have made different variations with this recipe, I have added lavender flowers, you can add dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips... really it's so simple you can jazz it up anyway you want.



 Simple Scones

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoons citrus zest (I used orange it's what we had on hand)
extra whipping cream and salt for topping


Preheat your oven to 375. In the bowl of your mixer combine your dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the whipping cream and zest. Stir until crumbly.
Your dough will be a bit dry looking , no worries it will come together.
With your hands bring the dough together and knead to form a ball. Don't knead this like you would bread it will get tough, no one wants tough scones.
Turn your dough out on a lightly floured surface.
Pat it out into a 7 1/2ish inch circle(or use a rolling pin if you want to have to wash it). Cut it into 6-8 wedges.
Place your scones on your baking sheet, I used the same piece of parchment I rolled the dough out onto.
Brush the tops with some whipping cream, and sprinkle with some sugar.
Bake about 15-18 minutes. They don't brown whole lot on top but be careful the bottoms will brown and fast.
I have made different variations with this recipe, I have added lavender flowers, you can add dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips... really it's so simple you can jazz it up anyway you want.
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