Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yummy Scones

This morning as I enjoyed scones with Marmalady's Orange Triple Sec Marmalade and a lovely cup of oolong tea from France, I thought you might like my favorite scone recipe.

Cream Scones

Mix in Food Processor: 
4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder 
1 tsp. salt
6 oz. unsalted butter (cold, cubed)
Process until butter is petite pea size, set aside. 

In Mixer with paddle:
1 cup cream 
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup dried fruit (optional - I don't usually add) 

Add butter-flour mixture to mixer.  Mix just until it forms a ball.  Pat it with your hands, don't use rolling pin.
Handle dough as little as possible.  Cut into either wedges or biscuit rounds.  Can egg wash top
 (I don't) and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minute, until golden brown. 

Note:  I place the unbaked scones on a cookie sheet and freeze them, then put in freezer bag to keep in freezer until ready to use.  Put them in the oven frozen and bake about 5 minutes longer.  They are great to have ready for that impromptu tea, whether for breakfast or if a friend stops by.



Annie Jeffries said...

Copied and added to my recipe book. Post-June 17th treat, for sure.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful picture!!! And thanks for a great recipe! What an inspiration you are.

Enjoy a JOYful day!

Angela McRae said...

Lovely photo, and I can never have too many scone recipes. Thank you! (I actually had some of your jam on my toast for breakfast this morning, so having scones ready to go would be great!)

magnoliasntea said...

Oh my goodness, those scones are making me hungry. :) Thank you for the recipe!

parTea lady said...

Your scones look delicious. I like your tip for freezing them unbaked - I'll have to try that.

Relyn Lawson said...


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Looks yummy...wish I could have shared them with you! I adore scones!! Donna

Catherine said...

Lovely scone recipe - might try it this weekend - I have a scone recipe over at my blog - probably under labels scones done in the last month anyway. These look nice. Hope you have a nice weekend. I love the idea of tea having different temperatures of water - never knew that! but I do love tea!
all the best, Catherine

Denise said...

I want a scone, one of your scones, and I want one right now! *pouting* but alas I will wait until I have the time and reason to bake a batch. Thank you, dear Marilyn for sharing this recipe!

Denise of Tulsa, OK

Linda Jennings said...

Thanks for sharing your scone recipe!

kimberly shaw said...

Thanks for this delicious scone recipe! Thanks also for the tip to pop them in the freezer for a quick bake of yummy goodness without the kitchen cleanup before friends stop by, any excuse to spend more time chatting and less cleaning is great.

Joie Moring said...

i do love a good scone, but darn, that little apricot (or small peach) looks totally yummy right now...and thanks for the tea tips. very handy.

susanna said...

Yum! Thank you for the recipe.