Scone Recipes Blog

Welcome to the website blog. This blog is used to share interesting facts about scones and scone recipes together with useful baking information.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Date Scones - A Starbucks Copycat Recipe!

This recipe was kindly submitted to us and is a recipe for Date Scones.

The recipe produces scones that are allegedly similar to the date scones sold in Starbucks but cannot verify this.

The recipes makes 10 scones

You will need the following for your scones

1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Bran
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 cup Unsalted butter
1/4 cup Brown sugar
1 Egg
2/3 cup Buttermilk
2/3 cup dates (chopped)
Mix the all-purpose and whole wheat flours together in a large bowl. Add in the baking powder, bran, soda, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar.
Next you need slice the butter into the scone mix.
Next Add the egg, buttermilk and dates.
Shape the scone mix dough into a square about 1 inch thick on a floured area. Cut into 10 wedges.
Bake on an baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Scones and Ice Cream

The most popular toppings for sweet scones are likely to include jam, cream and fruit.

Having recently visited a small cafe abroad, it was interesting to see that the desert menu offered afternoon scones with fresh strawberries and ice cream! 

So if your looking for a desert that is a little different, why not take our Strawberry Scones Recipe and add a little ice cream!


Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Strawberry Scones Recipe

A recipe for Strawberry Scones kindly submitted by D.Robinson

What you will need...

2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour(unsifted)
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 cup Strawberries
2 teaspoons of Baking powder
6 x tablespoons Butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2/3 cup Milk

Heat oven to 425 deg.  Slice strawberries into 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.

In large mixing bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the butter. With 2 knives slice in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in reserved strawberries; toss well to coat. Add milk all at once. With fork, lightly toss together until mixture holds together. With floured hands gently form into ball. On floured board with floured rolling pin roll out dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into 2 1/2 inch circles with floured biscuit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes; serve warm with whipped cream.