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...and No. 2 favorite - REC: Basic Scones (traditional type you see most often...but yummy!)
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Posted to Thread #9558 at 4:49 pm on Jan 25, 2008
Ladie’s Home Journal Magazine, Feb 1992
This is a more substantial scone than the Cream Scone below - more like you would purchase in a bakery. I also have variations for savory-type, but haven't made them.
2 cups flour
2 tbl. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cut butter or margarine, cut into pieces
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 425 deg. Grease cookie sheet. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. With pastry blender, or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat buttermilk and egg in small bowl with whisk; pour into dry ingredients and stir with fork until mixture comes together. On lightly floured surface, knead 5 or 6 times; transfer to prepared cookie sheet. With floured hands, pat into an 8” circle. Cut into 8 wedges with a sharp serrated knife (do not separate wedges). Bake 14 to 16 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cut to separate.
Serve warm with Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd.
NOTE: scones cut in wedges are Scottish type scones; English scones are cut, or dropped in rounds.
Variations on Basic Scones:
#1 - Lemon-Poppy Seed
Stir 1 tbl. poppy seeds and 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel into basic scone mixture. Into a cup, stir 2 tbl. sugar and 1 tbl. lemon juice. Brush this over the top of the hot, baked scones.
#2 - Cherry-Toasted Almond
After cutting in butter (in Basic Scone recipe), stir in 1/3 cup chopped, dried cherries and 1/4 cup toasted natural almonds (the ones with the skins on). Increase buttermilk to 3/4 cup and add 1/8 tsp. almond extract.
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!
Other messages in this thread:
- 9558. Bought 20 pounds of butter last night! - CynUpstateNY - 4:50am on 01/25/08 (29)
- waahhh! i buy about 15 lbs a week for my scones, & I pay $3.65-$3.95/lb!!!!! :( nt [NT] - michelle - 8:51am on 01/25/08
- Michelle, I buy lots of butter too, (I baked 5 cakes this week!) I have a question, Michelle, - Barb - 8:57am on 01/25/08
- Barb, Sandi's tangerine scones are wonderful and easy. [LINK] - AngAk - 1:52pm on 01/25/08
- Sandi, doesn't this belong in T&T by now? I think more than 3 of us love this recipe. [NT] - AngAk - 1:53pm on 01/25/08
- Okay, I posted it in Breakfast, Eggs and Cheese, since I couldn't figure out where else to post it : [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 4:21am on 01/26/08
- And here's a picture..... [IMAGE] - Sandi in Hawaii - 2:14pm on 01/26/08
- Here's a link to Sue/San Diego's Tangerine Vanilla curd :) [NT] [LINK] - Sandi in Hawaii - 2:39pm on 01/26/08
- Ang, these sound wonderful, I have everything but the tangerines/oranges so I'll give them a try - Barb - 3:59pm on 01/25/08
- Ang, is the melted butter/raw sugar essential or can it be omitted? [NT] - Meryl - 4:18pm on 01/25/08
- I often omit it on top---still taste wonderful on their own. Just not as crunchy, and sometimes I - AngAk - 6:45pm on 01/25/08
- Thanks, Ang. I generally don't like a crunchy sugar topping on anything. [NT] - Meryl - 7:30pm on 01/25/08
- Oh, that crunchy sugar topping is my favorite part!! [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 4:22am on 01/26/08
- hi barb :) the Cream Scones (posted below) is my base recipe for several of my types>> - michelle - 8:00pm on 01/25/08
- Michelle, Oh man......sour cherries and skor bits... gotta try it!! Thanks [NT] - Barb - 6:25pm on 01/26/08
- Hi Michelle, please post buttermilk scone recipe - I love good scones! Thanks! [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 7:26pm on 01/26/08
- Here you go :) Buttermilk Scones - michelle - 8:07pm on 01/26/08
- Thanks Michelle! I'll try that saskatoon variation soon :) [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 9:06pm on 01/26/08
- This recipes (and other scone recipes) is the reason I gained 6 lbs last Feb! SO good! - Luisa_Calif - 5:07pm on 02/02/08
- Barb - here's my No. 1 favorite scone recipe from CI... REC: Cream Scones [NT] [LINK] - cheezz - 4:46pm on 01/25/08
- ...and No. 2 favorite - REC: Basic Scones (traditional type you see most often...but yummy!) - cheezz - 4:49pm on 01/25/08
- Thanks Cheezz! I've printed all of them, now I have to narrow them down. Appreciate it!! [NT] - Barb - 6:27pm on 01/26/08
- Here's another great/easy recipe Meyer Lemon & Dried Blueberry - lorijean - 10:57am on 01/27/08
- oh yum. why do dried blueberries cost so much more than dried cranberries?? they cost a fortune - AngAk - 2:40pm on 01/28/08
- Do you live near a Costco? I don't do much baking, but there butter seems - Curious1 - 8:57am on 01/25/08
- our walmarts have tillamook butter for 2.98/lb. [NT] - AngAk - 1:36pm on 01/25/08
- Costco is good for butter prices; I usually buy my butter at a local SmartNFinal. . . - mistral - 11:56am on 01/25/08
- Please be careful with Costco butter for baking. I had a terrible time - Barbara in VA - 12:25pm on 01/25/08
- I agree mistral - I save the plugra for fresh warm bread or rolls... it gets lost in baked goods. [NT] - cheezz - 4:53pm on 01/25/08
- Paula Deen would be so proud of you, honey :) [NT] - cheezz - 5:14pm on 01/25/08