Friday, February 13, 2015

Scones




Do you love scones as much as I do?  I have been making them for many years now.  The first time I ever had them was in a little tearoom in our town.  It was run by an English woman and she served them with clotted cream that was unbelievably delicious!  My daughter and I used to go there.  I don't serve my scones with clotted cream--  we eat them plain.  The great thing about scones is you can make them rather quickly and add whatever suites your fancy.  I asked my husband a stupid question the other day before making scones.  He is a chocoholic and I knew full well which he would choose.  I asked him if he wanted raisin or chocolate chip scones.  You can guess which one he chose.






Here is the recipe that I love to make for Scones:

Makes 16 Scones

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, diced
1 cup cold whipping cream--if you don't have or want to use cream you may use whole milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a baking sheet and set aside

Handling ingredients as little as possible, in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Blend in butter with pastry blender until crumbly.  Add cream, stirring just until dough sticks together. If you wish, add 1 cup of dried fruit or, if you are like Grayden, you'll want to add 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Turn onto a floured board.  Knead 4 or 5 times gently.  Divide dough in half and pat each into a 6 inch circle.  Cut across (pizza style) each to make 8 triangles. Place on baking sheet.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Enjoy.






Make some scones for those you love.


Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

22 comments:

  1. I love scones! Growing up we had just three kinds, plain, dried fruit, or cheese. In recent years I've been amazed to see the ever burgeoning numbers of varieties of scones. Why, yesterday I pinned a 'must try' recipe for courgette scones. I love the way you shape yours. Scone dough doesn't like being handled, and this is a great way to cut out all the dough and so avoid re~rolling for a second cut.
    I love your Valentine vignettes, and send wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family ~~~Deb in Wales

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    1. Courgettes are squash, right Deb? That sounds interesting--a savory not sweet scone. I'll have to give those a try when our squash come into season.
      Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, Deb! ♥

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    2. Courgettes are zuchinni. Let's see if the link to it works?
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/173881235589352733/ I think it will if you copy and paste to your browser. They look so good! ~~~Deb

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    3. Thanks Deb, they do look good and healthy! ♥

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  2. Pretty pictures and your scones look good. I would also choose chocolate though I think my favorite is cranberries, and we usually try to have lemon curd or clotted cream, but oh my there go the calories piling up! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Dotsie, lemon curd is so good on scones! It would be lovely to make cranberry scones for tea. In virtual space there are no calories. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! ♥

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  3. Mmmm Martha they look so scrumptious!!! And the roses are wonderful :-D
    have a wonderful day tomorrow, Happy Valentines!!
    Many Blessings and warmth, Linnie

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    1. Linnie, if you lived close by we would have them with tea! Have a happy Valentine's! ♥

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  4. I make a cranberry scone that I like served with orange marmalade butter. I made brownies for my husband for Valentine's Day. Chocolate is his favorite, too. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Cathy, I love to make scones---they are so versatile. Mmm orange marmalade butter sounds great with a cranberry scone! Have a lovely Valentine's day! ♥

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  5. Your scones look delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a Happy Valentine's day.

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    1. Happy Valentine's Day to you! I'll stop by to see you. ♥

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  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe for scones! I love them, too, and yours look delicious! Happy Valentine's day! xoxo

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    1. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family, Rosinda! xoxo ♥

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  7. I adore scones! Why do I never make them? Thanks for the recipe.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. I do love scones! Do you say scones rhymes with dawns or scones rhymes with bones? I say the latter, but my grandmother said the former. My favorite recipe is a maple walnut followed by an orange cream. Sadly, my husband does not like scones...what IS his problem...so I very seldom make them anymore.

    A pleasant and happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Vee, I say scones rhymes with bones. Your recipe sounds divine. Too bad your husband doesn't like scones--he's missing out!
      Happy Valentine's Day to you! ♥

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  9. What a lovely Valentine's Day celebration, Martha Ellen! Scones are my favorite thing to serve when friends come for tea. Always a delightful treat… made with love!

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    1. I agree, Dawn---Everything is better made with love! ♥

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  10. Martha Ellen,
    I too live in Virginia and I too follow Susan Branch. I think I have driven through the your town. We drive north sometimes to satisfy my husband's love of the Chesapeake. He sails. We almost bought a house in Deltaville 4 years ago.
    Maybe we can get Susan to do a book signing down here. I tried to arrange one in Williamsburg after her book came out, but no luck.
    Thanks for sharing your scone recipe.
    Kindest Regards,
    Margot

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    1. It's nice to meet a fellow Virginian, Margot. I too wish we could get Susan Branch to come near us! Sounds like we are kindreds! Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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