Friday, March 20, 2009

These Are Mine, But You Can Have Some

I made scones last night. I know it's Lent. Shut up. I didn't want the buttermilk to go bad before I had a chance to use it.

Anyhoo, I took a recipe and changed it enough that I think it's fair to call it my own now. I mimicked the technique for the biscuits I blogged about recently. The scones are the best I've ever made. Ickie loved them.

Watoosa's Scones

2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick
unsalted butter, cold & cut into pieces
2/3 c buttermilk, plus a bit more if needed
optional: currants or dried cranberries
egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk

Whisk together dry ingredients. Cut butter into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until butter is the size of small peas. Put flour mixture in fridge to chill for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with
parchment paper.

Add buttermilk to flour mixture, mixing just until moist (drizzle in a bit more if you want moister dough). Turn out onto a well-floured surface, and knead only a few times. Pat into a rectangle; fold over into thirds as you would a letter. Repeat patting and folding twice. Pat or roll into a circle (about 7-8 inches in diameter) and cut into 6 pie pieces.

Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes until tops brown. Make some tea. Enjoy scones with jam and cream or just plain, hot out of the oven.


Jackamo said...

Well, these sound good. I'll have to give them a try soon. Thanks for sharing, Toosa.

Karen and Sean said...

I recently saw a scone version with lavender in it. I think you steep it in the milk and also mix some in butter for later. These look good!

Jenny said...

I will give these a try. I've been looking for a great biscuit/scone recipe.