Monday, September 6, 2010

Tea Scones!

Location: Bedroom
Music: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Radio Show
Book: Blameless~ Gail Carriger
Mood: Calm

A few days ago, I had a huge craving for some scones. And not wanting to go out and spend money for just one scone, I found a wonderful recipe to make. And then I froze the scones so that way I can have one whenever I want them. Anyway, here is the outcome of my cooking :)The recipe suggests that you use Clotted Cream. However, I could not find Clotted Cream. So I opted for regular heavy whipped cream and the result was yummy!

Basic Tea Scones

3 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 1/2tsp baking powder
1/2 cup. sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup currants, washed and dried
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup light cream

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, soda and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add the currants. Gradually add the buttermilk and mix until dough clings together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or pastry cloth and pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Cut the scones into rectangular pieces or squares, whichever you choose, and place on a buttered baking sheet. Brush the tops with cream and bake in a 450 oven for about 15 minutes.


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