Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I had never made scones before. Actually, I had only tasted them once. A lovely blueberry one... So when I saw a recipe for "Traditional Scones" in my Taste of Home magazine, I thought I'd try 'em. They turned out really well! Everyone really enjoyed them. They reminded me of biscuits. And they were SO easy.

I served them with homemade strawberry jam, & we also had pork chops, stuffing, & steamed broccoli that evening.

They were a hit with everyone. My dh kept saying that he thought they'd be very good when we have biscuits & gravy. You know, they were easier than rolling out & cutting biscuits. I may just make these next time instead of biscuits.

Traditional Scones (this comes from page 29 of the April/May 2008 issue of Taste of Home magazine)
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. sugar
3 t. baking powder
1/8 t. baking soda
6 T cold butter
1 egg
1/2 c. buttermilk

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder & baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk egg & buttermilk until blended; add to crumb mixture just until moistened.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times. Divide the dough in half; pat each portion into a 5 in. circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.
Separate wedges & place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with jam.

I have to say I was a little shocked to see it called for 3 Teaspoons of baking powder. But I made it as the recipe called for it & they turned out great. I later did a google search on scones, & found that most recipes just call for 1 teaspoon. Hmmmm... I also found this site that has a lot of scone recpies (and in their basic recipe, they add 1 t. of vanilla! That would be good, I think!). I always have raisins so I'd love to make cinnamon raisin scones. Yum.
We had left overs, so the following day I shared them with the babysitting kids. They loved them too. Even the picky one. lol We had beef stew that day (just the canned stuff) & I always put my beef stew on a piece of bread (now that I think of it...I only do this with canned beef stew, not homemade...that's kinda odd). Well, I decided that these scones were so much like biscuits that I'd have my stew on top of scones insead of plain old bread. Wow, it was SO GOOD!

(and yes, I did eat from the John Deere plate that day...LOL)


Windy said...

OK Jane, I made the shrimp and penne pasta tonight and holy cow. It was amazing!!!! Do they make "light" heavy cream though?? 800 calories in a cup of that stuff! Ahhh! Not helping my diet!! haha!

Jane said...

Hi Windy!
I'm glad you liked it!
Well, I think it would be just fine to substitute half & half for the cream. Or, maybe even milk?
(my favorite pasta recipe calls for TWO CUPS of cream. Wowza!)