Monday, May 24, 2010

Tea time scones.

These are so delicious! Try them out with butter and fresh jam....OMG who can resist.


2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 heaping teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/3 sticks of butter, room temperature but not too soft
3/4 cups of confectioners sugar
3 egg yolks
Vanilla flavoring, 1 tablespoon
1/2 cup of warm milk
the skin from 1 lemon (optional)

For brushing your scones:

1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of milk

Sift your flour on your working surface.

Add the baking powder and form a crown with the baking powder and flour.

Now add your butter in the center.
Sift the confectioner's sugar on top of the butter.

Form a cream with the ingredients, DO NOT incorporate the flour and baking powder just yet! just work with the ingredients in the center.

Add the vanilla, mix some more.

Now pour your warm milk over the cream, mix with a spoon at the same time.

Incorporate all ingredients together, do not touch the flour just yet. My 2 year old is doing the mixing for me.

Once it's all mixed together incorporate the flour without working the dough, just move the flour towards the center to cover the cream you made, it will be more of a liquid consistency.

Incorporate all the ingredients without working the dough too much, you want to work it as little as possible.

Add some more flour to your working surface.

Roll your dough and create a rectangle shape about 1/2 in thick.

Fold your dough in half.

Now cut your dough with a round cookie cutter.

It will look like this.

Place your scones on a cookie sheet, you can use wax paper or the old fashioned way, spread butter and flour to prevent sticking.

Mix your egg yolk and milk for brushing.

Brush your scones.

Place scones in the oven at 340 degrees for 30-35 minutes until lightly brown on top.

Invite some friends over, bring out your china and enjoy warms scones!

Hugs to all!



Maris said...

I would have a lot of trouble eating these scones only at tea time :) Look delish!

Delfi's Blog said...

Yes...they are more like breakfast, snack, tea time, before bed snack scones!