April 10, 2010

Scones

 This evening after dinner Brianna set about making her very-best-scones-I-have-ever-eaten and I would know because I am a true connoisseur of these English delicacies.  Even our very favorite British friend who runs our very favorite English tea shop can't make scones as delicious, light and delicate as these.  And I know because I have eaten a lot of scones in my hunt for the perfect scone.

As she was working, it occurred to me that I had promised this recipe to someone very special a long time ago and I completely forgot.  I feel so sheepish.  Will you forgive me?


 So, without further ado, here it is.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine:  2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Combine 1 egg (beaten) 1/2 cup half and half, 1/3 cup dried cherries, 1/3 cup flaked coconut and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.

Add to flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened.

Turn dough unto lightly floured surface and knead lightly 8-10 times.  Pat dough into 7 inch circle. 

Place onto greased baking sheet.  Cut into 8 wedges.  (Do not separate) Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon coarse sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  cool 15 minutes.  Cut wedges apart; remove from baking sheet.

Brianna varies the recipe by adding chocolate chips, other dried fruits like cranberries, raspberries or blueberries and nuts.  We like to serve them with lots of good quality butter or home made whipped butter.  We use the kitchen aid or food processor to make them.  Just be careful not to over work them or they will be tough and heavy. 

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5 comments :

  1. Oh Yumm, Do you have a Photo?

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  2. Kat,

    Yummy these sound completely heavenly for a wonderful weekend breakfast treat. I guess Brianna has you covered then when it comes to making your favorite with tea!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  3. Glad to hear Briana's scones were delicious. I have a work colleague who makes the most amazing scones too. We love to eat them with butter, strawberry jam (jello) and clotted cream. Mmmmmmm I could just eat one right now with a cup of tea of course.
    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.
    Lindsay
    x

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  4. Sorry I meant jelly not jello - we call it jam!
    Lindsay
    x

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  5. Hi, Kat~

    Oh, I so can not wait to try this recipe! I too, love scones, and have a wonderful recipe from my sister. I will have to post that soon and share it with all of you.

    Blessings~
    Laura

    BTW....I just LOVE your new blog look! :> )

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