Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday morning scones



My favourite weekend treats are scones with orange marmalade! This is a basic scone recipe from Country Tea Parties cookbook:

Basic Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk


Directions:

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly Add milk and blend well; dough will be sticky. Flour a flur surface and knead the dough for bout half a minute. Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut into whatever shape you like (triangles are traditional). Bale at 400 F for about 15 minutes.

Yield: 12 scones

* For slight sweetness, add 1/4 cup sugar. For richness, use cream instead of milk You ca also add one egg (decrease milk to 1/2 cup) or increase the amount of butter for richer texture. For variation, you may add raisins, dried currants, nuts, orange or lemon zest, berries, banana, cheese, herbs, spices molasses and even chocolate chips.

12 comments:

  1. love a scone...not the marmalade though.
    I make the CWA ones.
    2cups sr flour
    1/2 cup cream
    1/2cup lemonade.
    Have never gone back to any other recipe since then.
    Enjoy your treat.

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  2. we love the weekends and to celebrate we always have a special breakfast, today was crossaints and jam. sometimes we have pancakes or toad in a hole. scones sound like such a nice idea too. yum yum
    %^_^%

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  3. Yummo! Pop the kettle on, I'll be right over (I wish).

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  4. ooooh I am going to try this. Never had a scone before.

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  5. The scones look fantastic - hmm you are making me hungry for breakfast!

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  6. Save one for me!

    Happy weekend Christy x

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  7. Scones are just a wonderful treat for the weekend.
    Thank you for sharing your receipe.
    Have a good Sunday Christy.

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  8. Love it...let's have a yummy weekend ^^

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog. I don't get many comments, so when I do it gives me a smile. I'm glad you left a comment because you have a really nice blog that I am planning on reading. Your crafts are wonderful. I sure wish I had time, but with 3 small kids the time is just not there, so to be able to see what others are making is fun. I also love scones, but have not been able to make any that I loved. Thanks for the recipe. Take care:)
    Renee

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  10. Oooh Christy, I love scones too ! But never tried my hands making homemade ones. Thanks so much then for sharing you recipe, I'll note it down & will tell you when I'll use it ! Uh, is it me or your scones are apple or pomeganate shaped ? Anyway, they're both cute & yummy !!
    Have a super nice weekend, dear Christy ! Thanks so much for stopping by ! xoxo

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  11. Can never say no to a scone..or three! yummo :D

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