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Friday, July 27, 2012

Scones Topped with Preserve

 Scones are small British quick bread,using wheat or oatmeal or all purpose flour with baking powder as leavening agent.Scones rely on cold butter for their delicate,flaky texture.Scones are best served warm from the oven when the jam is soft & runny,the outside crust of scone is delicious crisp,crumbly yet the inside is soft and flaky.Scones are best served the day they are made.However,while the outsides of scones will soften.They can be stored for few days.Do check this out, everyone will surely love this !!






Ingredients
all purpose flour 2 cup
granulated sugar 1/4 cup(50gm)
cold butter 1 stick
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
salt a pinch
buttermilk 2/3 -3/4 cup (refer notes)
jam as needed (I used pine apple jam)



Method
-Pre heat oven to 375 degrees and place rack in middle position.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-In a large bowl,whisk together the flour,sugar,baking powder,baking soda and salt.Cut the butter in small pieces and blend in flour mixture with a pastry blender or knife.You want the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
-Add the buttermilk and stir until dough comes together.
-Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead the dough gently,roll in a rectangle 1- 1 1/2 " thick.
-Use a  biscuit cutter or bottle lid and cut out discs,place on a parchment paper lined tray.Then,using your thumb make an indentation in the middle  and press down almost to the bottom of the scone Try not to squash the edges of the scones.Fill each indentation with jam.


-Place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and tooth pick inserted comes out clean.Transfer on the rack and cool.(mine got ready at 18 minutes)
-Serve with tea !!


Servings~ 15 scones

NOTES
* You can use any flavor of jam or preserve.
* To make your own buttermilk,add a tablespoon of white distilled vinegar or lemon juice to1 cup of milk and then let it stand before 5- 10 minutes before using.
* I prepared slightly thinner scones ,you can make slightly thicker version if you wish.




43 comments:

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Golden and yummy looking scones... Looks tempting

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds delicious :)
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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie my kids are after scones (the younger one is reading Enid Blyton) so thi sone is bookmarked. You have me salivating with your intro.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

wOOW NICE ONE DEAR

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

neat presentation.....love to try ur scones.....inshaallah after ramadan....

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect scones!

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi looks crispy!! and lovely ..combination of pineapple ..neat presentation

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy looking scones....never tried scones at home.....seems to be simple ...will give a try :)

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Scons look delicious...flaky and yum!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

This is going to be kids favorite,perfect and tempting

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious dessert...

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Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new to me. Very perfect with tea or coffee.

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Looks yum
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Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww Mouth Watering !!!! :) Nice one and feeling to have it :)

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

It would have been really yummy...I can see how tasty it would have it been from the picture.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Scones Julie, Love the Jam on the top of it.

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious kids delight, perfect ones:)

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

ithu kollam........adipoli

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully made and nicely explained too

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummy!

Paaka Shaale said... Best Blogger Tips

I love scones and I just loved the flavour of the pine apple jam in these scones Great post julie :)

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really yummy

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

You baked it with the preserve? I somehow thought it was the other way round. All the same they look yummy

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

With the olympics the scones seems to be the perfect snack to have with a cup of tea.

Rashida shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!! Looks superb, fantastic work

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious scones..yummy..

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R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Looks delicious !!!

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, Yummy Scone! I love cranberry version of it.. Seldom eat plain one but this looks divine

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manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

nicely presented... :)

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

They have come out so perfect. Delicious scones with jam filling, great idea!

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

yummylicious scones :)

Swetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never made scones. Your baking skills are so impressive. They look absolutely lovely and would make a nice English breakfast with tea! :)

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

They look seriously delicious!

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

nice presentation with yummy version
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Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, i think its manageable to try out..they look pretty and soft, would be nice for tea.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Scones are great...love both sweet and savoury!

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Scones looks delicious and yummy

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, never imagine scones can be in this version and I totally love this one!!!

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...yummy yummy....love this scones:)

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

they look beautiful.. I too want to try it

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious scones!.......they look so good......perfect with a cuppa!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, Julie, they look absolutely perfect, simply irresistable..