What is a Scone?
These are a product of the colonies, and eaten with butter, preserves, and whipping cream. You split them into, like you would a biscuit. You are trying to eat with manners. The butter and jelly are spooned on the plate not the scone, and the scone is sliced in half, not torn in half with the hands. Only enough butter is spread on the scone, as is enough for one biteful. If cream is served, it is spooned, only on top of the preserves, not dipped. (The English children must have been very refined if they followed all of this at the dinner table.)
Yield: 16 triangles
Flour cutting edge of knives so they will release quickly.
Orange or Lemon Scones: With buttermilk-egg mixture add 1 Tbsp. grated orange or lemon rind.
Raisin Scones: With buttermilk-egg mixture, add 1 cup dark or golden raisins, dried currants or a combination.
Spice Scones: To dry ingredients, add 1 tsp. of equal amounts of spice mixture: ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. NOT one teaspoon each; one teaspoon of a mixture of all this
Whole Wheat Scones: For the 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, substitute a blend of 2 cups all purpose flour with 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. Increase butter to 3/4 cup.
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How can I make scones?
By joanfry from Europe
An Irish lady told me to use bisquick. Two cups Bisquick, one cup sugar, one egg, a little melted butter and a handfull of raisons. You can put them by large spoonfulls on a cookie sheet or make a coffee cake and cut them into squares. You can ice the tops or not. Some people make a heavier dough, roll them out like biscuits and bake in a pan.
Here is my recipe for my competition winning scones.
8ozs self raising flour.
1/2 tsp baking powder.
2ozs sultanas. (leave out for plain scones)
buttermilk or milk (no particular measurements)
pinch of salt
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
Rub in butter.
Add sugar and fruit.
Add enough buttermilk or milk to make a not too wet dough.
No need to roll out just pat into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Cut with into circles with a medium sized pastry cutter. Brush with beaten egg (not essential) and bake in a hot oven for about 10 to 15 mins. Makes 1/2 a dozen. One little tip. If you want to keep your scones for more than a day (mine don,t last that long) add an egg with the liquid. Enjoy.
This a ps. I live in the UK and this is an English recipe.
Hello Joan. I also live in Europe and have found allrecipes.co.uk to have a good selection of traditional English recipes. and a "biscuit" is a biscuit and not a cookie!
I live in Ireland and have used the following recipie for many years with great success.
16ozs. Self raising flour Sieved with 2 level tsp.baking powder
2 eggs and approx. 9 tbs. buttermilk or plain milk
2 ozs. Caster Sugar
Beat all together to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured board. Cut with a 2" cutter. Place on floured baking trays and bake in a preheated oven 200o for approx. 20-30mins. Glaze top with beaten egg for a nice finish (before you put in oven).
I use above recipie for one of my daughters who prefers plain scones, for the rest of the family I add dates and walnuts. You coould also use, cherries or sultanas.
Recipie came from a Stork Recipie Book I got many years ago.
Thank you everybody for these very helpful recipes. All have helped in slightly different ways. Does anybody by chance have these measurements already translated into metric?
I wonder if someone has a recipe using Jiffy Mix to make scones.
These tasty vegan scones use barley flour, mashed potatoes, and coconut milk along with dried fruit and spices. The easy to follow recipe can be found below.
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