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absolutely, and unequivocally, my all-time favorite REC: Cream Scones (a CI recipe)
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Posted to Thread #18939 at 4:15 am on Sep 6, 2010
This makes a very tender scone - not like the heavier versions. It is done in a food processor (which I don't have), so I use my pastry blender/cutter to cut in the flour and butter:
I can't even describe how wonderful these are! The others I have posted (made with buttermilk) are delicious, too, but these have such a delicate texture. Brackets are around my own notes.
(from Cook's Illustrated)
2 cups flour
1 tbl. baking powder
3 tbl. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
5 tbl. butter, chilled, cut in small cube
1/2 cup currants [or, I prefer 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips]
1 cup heavy cream
Heat oven to 425 deg. Line baking sheet with parchment.
Put flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in food processor and pulse to combine. Distribute butter evenly over flour mixture and pulse with 1-second pulses. [not, I do not use a food processor so I do it in a mixing bowl with pastry blender].
Pour cream over, add either the currants or chocolate chips [I MUCH prefer the chips], and pulse until it starts to gather together.
Transfer to counter and knead about 5-10 seconds. Pat into an 8" round and cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on parchment. Bake 12-15 min. until done.
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!
Other messages in this thread:
- 18939. I am on a scone kick now. What are your favorites? Here are the two [LINK] - Dawn_MO - 5:07pm on 09/05/10 (18)
- My current fave is the Hatch chile cheese scone.Don't know the recipe but will try to get it. [NT] - PatBastrop - 7:23pm on 09/05/10
- Could this be it? REC: Hatch Green Chile Biscuits [LINK] - Dawn_MO - 9:53pm on 09/05/10
- I don't think so -- there is cheese in the scone. But I'll try it! Thanks! [NT] - PatBastrop - 12:06pm on 09/06/10
- Cook's Illustrated's Blueberry Scones have gotten rave reviews on their forum. Here's the link to [LINK] - Meryl - 7:26pm on 09/05/10
- Dawn, Stephanie Jaworski "The Joy of Baking.com" Scone recipes [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 8:15pm on 09/05/10
- REC: Cranberry Oat Scones - Steve2 in LA - 8:51pm on 09/05/10
- absolutely, and unequivocally, my all-time favorite REC: Cream Scones (a CI recipe) [LINK] - cheezz - 4:15am on 09/06/10
- and a more traditional one.... REC: Basic Scones with 2 variations [LINK] - cheezz - 4:16am on 09/06/10
- Dawn, Family Circle featured a Readers Recipe for "Fondue Scones" under Our Readers Best Recipes < [LINK] - GayR - 2:27pm on 09/06/10
- Dawn, Family Circle Magazine - Pumpkin Raisin Scones [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 2:30pm on 09/06/10
- It won't let you view the recipe unless you sign up at their site :( [NT] - cheezz - 7:26pm on 09/06/10
- Found the recipe online complete with photo - Did not know it was a Premium Recipe< [LINK] - GayR - 8:43pm on 09/06/10
- Meyer Lemon and Dried Blueberry Scones-these are TDF and easy [NT] [LINK] - lorijean - 3:58pm on 09/06/10
- Dried Cherry Scones - Timid - 6:56pm on 09/06/10
- Thanks everyone! The scones have been a big hit at the market. - Dawn_MO - 10:53am on 09/09/10
- Very clever cross selling opportunity! Too bad scones do not work with Salsa....Perhaps - barb_b - 6:02pm on 09/09/10
- Good idea! I always thought scones were just like biscuits, so it's perfect with your soups! [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 9:27pm on 09/09/10
- funny - whinecountry - 5:56pm on 09/16/10