Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TWD: Cream Scones


Tuesdays With Dorie is definitely ensuring that we have a least a few wonderful breakfasts this month: last week we had the divine Chocolate Chunk Muffins and this week we made Cream Scones. Not only do they have cream, they also have butter, yum! And I confess, mine also have a little bit of extra sugar; I actually doubled the sugar (it’s only a quarter cup total) because I thought Josh would like them better a bit sweeter. It worked: he’s worried he’s consuming them a bit too fast. Hey, better that then they go bad.



This week on the Problems & Questions there was a brilliant tip to grate the butter. Due to my fear of running out of baking supplies, I happened to have butter in my freezer, so it was extra-cold and easy to grate, and required very little mixing. The scones turned out marvelously soft and rich. My dear husband gave me this darling mini-scone pan ages ago and for some reason I had never gotten around to using it. I decided I better start, mostly out of fear that if I didn’t, he may never permit me to obtain another superfluous pan. The pan worked beautifully, baking the scones in exactly twenty minutes.



This recipe rated a 9 for Deliciousness and I gave it a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 3. Many thanks to Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu for a splendid selection. You can find the recipe here on Lynne’s site and visit the Tuesdays With Dorie site to see how the rest of the bakers liked these gems.

10 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

They look absolutely delicious! I love their pale colour with the dried fruit inside..

Hanaâ said...

Gorgeous scones! Love that pan too. I rarely make scones because they're always so rich which means you can't eat that many. Making mini scones is the perfect approach for that :o)

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spike. said...

I love the scone pan- so cool! With so little sugar in the recipe, I can see how doubling would be perfect

jillbert said...

They look fantastic! I just got a scone pan as a gift and now I want a mini one!

Kayte said...

Cool pan...makes for lovely scones, too. Extra sugar...hmmmm...bet that tasted nice. We loved these, and I will make them again, I would make them right now if I could use that pan of yours.

TeaLady said...

I have a couple of round scone skillets and never think to use them. But they do make a wonderful sized scone.

Those look perfect.

Tracey said...

I'm glad Shane can't keep track of my baking equipment - I have WAY too many pans that I've used maybe once in the many years since I bought them :)

Your scones look perfect in the little pan! Good idea on the extra sugar - I stuck chocolate chips in mine, but if I hadn't I definitely would have wished they were sweeter.

JoAnn Freda said...

Love the scone pan. It may be specialized but think of how many times you'll probably use it considering the variety of scone recipes out there. Don't forget, any leftovers are always welcome here.

Gloria said...

Your scones look so tender and delicious! Brilliant tip on grating butter. I would have never thought of that...but I keep butter in my freezer most of the time so I'm definitely going to try this.

Glad to hear your hubs liked them! It's always a bonus when goodies get eaten up. My hubby isn't so helpful in this department. LOL. More for me I guess!

Cakelaw said...

I love your clever mini scone pan - I now covet one. Great scones too.