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Friday, November 25, 2011

Savoury Scones

I don't know what was I'm thinking when I made this scones . I suppose to combine the butter and flour but I dumped in the cream instead of flour yikes !!!!! To think with all those baking errors that I've done lately I should know better :P But because it's made with baking powder , they will rise in the oven  no matter what I've done to the dough :P Luckily , I'd read that piece of advice from Dorie's book before ( but not when I made my 1st ever scones ^-^" ) so I'm okay :P :D As long as it's edible I'm happy hahaha I used this recipe from Dorie Greenspan 's and cream is the main ingredient but when I check my double cream it tasted sour , so instead of adding raisins , I added cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning to make it savoury .

Cream Scones

1 large egg
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 T unsalted butter , cut into small pieces , chilled ( I used a combination of salted and unsalted )
3/4 cup moist , plump currants ( I used nearly a cup of cheddar cheese , cut into small cubes )

* Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C . Line baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat .
* Stir the egg and cream together .
* Whisk flour , baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Drop in the butter and using your fingers , toss to coat pieces of butter with flour. Quickly working with your fingertips or pastry blender , cut and rub the butter into dry ingredients until mixture is pebbly .
* Pour the egg and cream over dry ingredients and stir with a fork until the dough , which will be wet and sticky , comes together . Stir in currants . Still in the bowl , gently knead the dough by hand or turn it with a rubber spatula 8 to 10 times .
* Lightly dust the work surface with flour , and turn out the dough . Divide it in half . Working with one piece at a time , pat the dough into a rough circle that's about 5 inches in diameter , cut into 6 wedges and bake for 20- 22 minutes or until tops are golden and firmish .




6 comments:

  1. my 1st time made a scone it was English cheese scone..you just remind me i have so long did not bake some. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. it looks delicious!nice work.. I love scones..

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  3. Your scones look good. They look flaky. Love it.

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  4. Sour cream makes the best scones somehow.

    Great idea to use the cheese in there - I love savoury scones.

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