Wednesday, February 16, 2011

'S' is for Scone!

Hi everyone-Happy Foodie Friday! Today I'm joining I'm Lovin' It, Sweets for Saturday and Mizz Jenny and the letter is 'S', so many fun things start with 'S'... sugar cookie, shortbread, snickerdoodles, ice cream sandwich... I believe I have a sweet tooth:@)
Raisin Scones
This is a Martha Stewart recipe from 2004, I've made it several times and really like it.
I hope you love it if you try it!
Blueberry Scones
2 C AP flour
3 Tblsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling tops
1 Tblsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
6 Tblsp (3/4 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 C fresh blueberries, picked over and rinsed
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/3 C heavy cream, plus more for brushing tops (I used Half and Half today)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place silpat or parchment paper on baking sheet, set aside.
  3. In large bowl, sift flour, 3 Tblsp sugar, baking powder and salt, Using a pastry blender, or 2 knives, cut in butter until the largest pieces are the size of small peas. Stir in blueberries and zest.
  4. With a fork whisk cream and egg. Make a well in center of dry, pour in wet. Stir lightly with a fork just until dough comes together. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to combine.
  5. Pat dough into a 6 by 6" square about 1 1/4" thick. With floured knife, cut into 4 (3") squares. Cut squares in half on the diagonal to form 8 triangles. Transfer to baking sheet. 
  6. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 20-22 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
My notes:
  • This is a very nice recipe and you can sub any number of fruit, today I used raisins. 
  • If you use a tart fruit you might want to add a little more sugar.
  • I might try plumping the raisins a little next time.
  • I used sanding sugar for the top. I'm making a note for myself that raisin scones would be great with a simple confectioners sugar icing instead.
  • The bottoms do brown quickly if you don't use the silpat, I use a silicone liner and it works well.
  • I've made them with 2% milk and that's just fine.
  • Very easy to make a half batch.

53 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make these. They look yummy!

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  2. These look really good and I have all the ingredients at hand. I'll have to give these a try. My husband loves blueberries. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. I'll be giving these a try ~ I love scones. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have never had a scone, but I am going to have to try these out. They look so scrumptious! Uhoh, I feel a special breakfast coming on!

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  5. This is a must try for me, they look delicious. We have blueberry bushes at our farm in S GA. They won't bloom until aroun June but we always have an abundance for the freezer. I will make this recipe as soon as our blueberries are ready to pick.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  6. I love to get scones from Panera Bread and I know I should try to make them instead. They are not Don's favorite though so I was wondering if you have ever frozen these. I probably would be better doing a half batch as you suggested. I bookmarked this recipe anyway.

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  7. I'm going with the program and using the S letter, too, your scones look SUPER SCRUMPTIOUS!

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  8. I have never had a scone! Are they like a muffin? I will have to try this. They look better than my muffins!

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  9. I love the scones from my favorite tea room and these look so yummy. hugs, Linda

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  10. Lynn, those look delicious. If I decide to do a tea, and at this minute I'm too frustrating to think that far, I would love to try this recipe.

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  11. These look yummy Lynn. I am so sorry I missed your party. I have been and still am sick. ♥O

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  12. Never tried to make scones before. These look yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing♥
    *HUGS*DEB

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  13. Please pass the butter and the orange marmalade! These look delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. Your scones look wonderful! I made blueberry scones this week too, but made up a recipe. Hubby loved them, I still want to tweak the recipe. Join me for Tea Time Tuesday.

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  15. Put the teapot on the stove. I'm on my way to enjoy a scone and a spot of tea with you. :o)

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  16. These look delish~ I just picked up some blueberries, I'll have to try :-)

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  17. Looks fabulous. Can you send some my way? I gave up baking for my sanity. :P

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  18. I will leave the making of these to you. However, I will eat all I can get. Really look good and tasty.

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  19. I would love a scone and some tea right now.

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  20. So yummy! I'd love to sit down with these and a pot of Earl Gray tea. :)

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  21. That might be the recipe I use next week. Are you going to high tea with Laura? I am going to try it and I need a few recipes. They look wonderful. If I use them and not the Bisquick, lol, I will link it to you.
    Sherry

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  22. oh this recipe does sound yummy .. i am dieting ... but i will bookmark this for later!!!

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  23. A friend called one morning and asked if she could stop by to bring me something she had just baked. Hot scones, straight from the oven. They were delish!!

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  24. I love scones! Thanks for the recipe!

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  25. OH, I love scones! That one looks delicious! I will definitely give this one a try :) Mmm, scones and devonshire cream....just thinking about it makes me hungry!

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  26. Love scones! I love them even more with a good cup of coffee. These look great.

    Velva

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  27. I love scones..any kind but especially cranberry.
    I can't wait to try your recipe.
    hugs, bj

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  28. Man, this looks good. I love scones and live for raisins. I will definitely make these. I am going to see if I have everything I need. Thank you sooooo much for sharing this.
    Oh, I love that little dish. My mama had some like that. Sweet memories, Hugs, Ginger

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  29. Gotta love Martha..I've never made one of her recipes that didn't turn out well..

    This one looks especially wonderful..

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  30. Lynn,
    Love scones! Eating them and making them!
    Your scone is beautiful. Perfection!

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  31. Love scones, and I just bought a bag of frozen blueberries from Whole Foods...I will give this one a try!

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  32. Lynn, Your scones look good, and pretty too. I'll have one with a nice hot cup of tea, please...
    blessings, Beth

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  33. I use the recipe from Everyday Food, which is very close to this, of course, it is a Martha publication! Love them! They are nice and moist!

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  34. I think I need a little Earl Gray with my scone :-)
    Another friday's favorite for sure ~~

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  35. I love scones for breakfast with a good cup of coffee. These look great! 'Love anything raisin.
    xo,
    Sena

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  36. Scones always call my name. These look wonderful. I'm glad to have another recipe to add to my collection.

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  37. These look wonderful! Even easier than my drop biscuts and they have fruit. I am going to try this recipe with my gluten free AP Flour! I bet it will work great. Thanks so much for the recipe. Scones...perfect for the Letter S.

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  38. I love, LOVE scones! I hardly ever make them at home but your recipe sounds wonderful.

    I'm hosting a weekly link up for sweet-inspired recipes. I hope you stop by and link up. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/17/chocolate-chip-toffee-bars/

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  39. I love scones Lynn! If I make them I eat them all as I have no will power...lol Blueberry scones are the best!

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  40. Oh these are pretty Lynn. I'm thinking I'd love one, but I'm glad they are at your place. I'd probably S-S-S-nag more than one they look so good!

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  41. Ive never bake or ate a scone... think its time, lol. I will be makin them with berries I pick last summer :) (think they are wild black berries, they look like lil caps?)

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  42. I have never made scones, Lynn but it does not look that hard so I think I will try it. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

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  43. This sounds delicious. I love raisins in breads. Last year I made homemade raisins but sadly they are all gone now! I will pick up some golden ones at Trader Joes to give this a try, though.

    Thanks for a scrumptious stop on our little journey through Alpahbe-Thursday's letter "S".

    You are cool!

    A+

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  44. Of all the S items this week, this is my favorite! Bon Appetit!

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  45. Mmmmmmm, love scones! And yours looks like perfection.

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  46. That looks like a good scone!
    Is there anything better than a cup of hot tea and a fresh scone with jam and butter?

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  47. Martha's recipes are always tried and true. I'm trying this! Thank you!

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  48. MMMMmmmm I LOVE scones!! Those look similar to the ones my mom used to make when I was little :)

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  49. I'm a SUCKER for a scone. love them! Might try this recipe. Thanks.

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  50. Oh these are hitting the brunch table next Sunday for sure!

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