We 3 gmas baked scones
Alrighty then... when you toss out the "let's make scones on Friday statement" you get scones 3 ways and three techniques... and absolutely delicious!!!
The lead in picture is mine, so I will show you the pre and post bakes now...
I mixed the dough completely in the food processor, yep even after adding the raisins... I had intended to add some orange zest, but forgot it... LOL... so these are raisin only ... the recipe came from allrecipes.com "Simple scones".. I brushed them with powdered sugar glaze and popped them back in the oven for a couple of minutes to shine them up.
The are crispy on the outside and nice and biscuity soft inside, very tasty...will make them again and try to remember the orange. We really love them... will have to find someone to share with. ;-)
Barb, made hers with cranberry and orange. Recipe from the book, Baking Artisan Pastries and Breads.
Have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to baking scones. In all truth, my thoughts on scones would have pretty much echoed my grandson, who declined even a taste. "Yes, grandma I know what a scone is,-- a dried out biscuit that the British eat." I took the container in to the courthouse where his brother, who had said basically the same thing earlier did a taste test and kept half of them for at home before taking them inside to the office. The Carl Hitz recipe is so buttery and good that I know it will become a favorite. Would be easy to have everything ready the night before and then assemble and bake for breakfast...or lunch...or dessert... Since I found his recipe in several places online I think it will be okay to post it. If anyone makes these they will want the book!The variations for savory ones containing bacon, nuts and or cheese are an adventure to look forward to making and also easily found online. Helen made hers from an old family secret recipe from a friend of her daughter's... they never give the recipe to anyone unless they are moving away and would not be able to have them with them again...
She says it smells like cinnamon rolls are baking... that can't be a bad thing!!! As you can see....a great time with my sisters and 3 great recipes ... all in all a great day in Texas and Washington!!! Blessed neighbors, grand children and friends... and secret recipes that look pretty awesome. Next week is my turn... ahhh... You know I will think of something! Happy Baking all y'all!Diane, Helen and Barbra.