Monday, January 17, 2011

Scones
I have found this lovely blog site, stonegable. Actually I have been following it for a while now. Yvonne has the prettiest table scapes! I really enjoy her creative ideas. Everything she does is just beautiful. Her photos are so pretty.
I have always wanted to make my own scones. I have seen many recipes in the past but never tried any. But after seeing her recipe and beautiful photos, I decided to give it a try.
Sour Cream Scones
2 cups flour
3TBS sugar
2TBS baking powder
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 TBS butter, cubed
1 cup sour cream
1 egg yoke
1/2 heavy cream
1/4 cup sanding sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt together. Add the cubed butter until a coarse forms. Pulse in the sour cream and egg yolk until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough comes together into a ball. Don't do this for a long time.
Now pat the dough until it is 3/4 inch thick square shape.

With a large knife cut the dough into 4 smaller, equal squares. Then cut each small square diagonally, with an X, making making 4 smaller triangles.

Transfer the 16 triangles onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle it with the sugar. Not sure what sanding sugar is. I used regular sugar.

This will make the tops shiny and crunchy. Yum!

Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes until the bottoms of the scones are light brown.

Remove for oven, cool slightly on the sheet pan.

I put on butter and ate them warm.

Yum Yum!

This recipe turned out super good! Also it was way easier than I thought it would be. All my kids and liked it and so did their friends.

Yea! I guess that makes it a success.

If you would like a treat that is not too sweet, this is it. You can top in with butter and jam.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am so thrilled that you like the scones. I am a butter and jam on my scone girl!
Your pictures came out great.I could just pluck those scones right fro the computer screen.
Thank you for the lovely comments! You are so sweet.
xo Yvonne

Melanie said...

MMMM..I love scones too!! I still have a few recipes for some that I have wanted to try. .just never made time. .like cranberry orange scones. .yummy!! Glad you tried to make them. .they are totally easy!! That's one of my favorite things about cooking. .there's always something new to try out!!!

cityfarmer said...

I make scones about three times a week ... not to eat but to send with hubby to work .... I love baking them

Window On The Prairie said...

I've heard of scones and seen lots of recipes, but never made them either. Thanks for sharing - with make this recipe.
Suzanne

Bonnie said...

Peggy, these look absolutely delicious! Looks like you did a fantastic job. I am definitely going to try this recipe. I love scones.
By the way, I finally posted on my blog! I know, it's been a long time! Stop by and have a look! I will catch up on all of your posts tomorrow. :)

Anonymous said...

Sister Dear~ Those scones look fabulous! I Love Scones. Washington Java used to make them. (closed now a bit of financial trouble) I especially liked the orange cranberry. Love You~

Jill said...

Yum. I tried a cinnamon scone the other night at Barnes and Noble (it was a treat) and it was really good! I may have to try this.