Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lovely Smell!



Today I felt like making scones, so my little helper and I made this recipe below. The house smells so yummy I can't wait to have a taste :) I forgot to take a picture of the finished product and I already packed them up! They look really moist and chewy, but not too moist! I forgot to spray the pan and so they got a little dark on the bottom. Oh, I didn't use strawberries, I used dried cranberries instead.  =)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ripe strawberries - cleaned, hulled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2. Place diced strawberries on paper towels to absorb liquid. Combine the cream with the vanilla extract in a small 
  •     pitcher, and set aside.
  • 3. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and lemon zest together in a mixing bowl. Cut the cold 
  •     butter into chunks and add to the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles 
  •     coarse, pea-sized crumbs. Stir in strawberries, and gently toss ingredients. Make a hole in the middle of the 
  •     flour mixture; pour cream mixture into the hole. Quickly stir dough together until just blended.
  • 4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; and knead until smooth and satiny, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer
  •     dough to prepared baking sheet and pat into an 8-inch round. Use a serrated knife to cut the round into 8 
  •     wedge-shaped pieces. Separate wedges on the baking sheet, leaving at least 1/2 inch space between each.
  • 5.  Bake in preheated oven until tops are light brown and crusty, 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and
  •      cool 20 minutes before serving.


6 comments:

Lisa said...

I love scones and haven't ever made them! I just might have to make this recipe.

Thanks!!

Marie M said...

They look lovely Elizabeth! I might have to come on over and taste them for you!!

Meredith Ivy said...

Mmmm... They do look good and I bet the cranberries did put off a good smell when baking!

Elizabeth said...

Lisa and Meredith, you will like these scones a lot, but I forgot to mention in the recipe that I didn't put in the nutmeg, actually I changed up the recipe the way I liked it! So feel free to experiment! =)

Did you like them Marie?

New Mom said...

They look like they tasted wonderful! You and Marie are so good at making scones.

Jaedan's Mom said...

Yummy. I wish I had the motivation to bake more often.