Scones


if you love the fresh flavour of strawberries, you'll love these

if you love the fresh flavour of strawberries, you'll love these scones

scones – the first time i read this word was in enid blyton stories wherein the families would have them for tea. while i am not particularly crazy about them, i have to admit they are a perfect compliment for tea or coffee – especially if you add a pat of butter and jam. whats better? i have come to realise, they are quite wonderful for breakfast as well (sans the butter and jam). and the best part of all is that they are very versatile – add in your favourite berries, fruit or even chocolate chips, and they taste wonderful!🙂

i have to thank my friend Saras for this healthy scone recipe, and also for the scones from the batch she had baked. they were light and flavourful – and inspired me to try baking them myself. i made the scones with strawberries and semi-sweet chocolate-chips (used separately), but you are welcome to add in anything you like. look forward to a kitchen filled with a lovely aroma and an excellent breakfast🙂

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i sent in this recipe to AWED: Britainhosted by Simran. for more about AWED, go to DK’s event announcement post. check out the roundup for this event here.

Ingredients:

Mixture A
2 ½ cups bread flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ tbsp sugar or honey

Mixture B
200ml dairy cream (35% fat)
1 tblsp honey

Additions
Berries/fruit pieces (chopped into smaller pieces)/chocolate chips – as much as you like (just eyeball for a suitable measure)

Making the scones:

Preheat the oven to 175 deg C. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt

using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips makes sure these scones are not too sweet, and perfect with coffee

made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, these scones are not too sweet, and are perfect with coffee

together. Add the sugar/honey and the additional ingredients being used. Mix the ingredients in group B together. Add them to the flour mixture. Mix lightly until a dough is formed – dont knead too hard, or the scones could end up being too hard. Add in the fruit/berries/etc you are using. I split the dough in half and added the strawberries to one, and the chocolate-chips to the other. If using fruit or berries, the dough might become a bit too moist – just add in a bit of flour to get the dough consistency. Pull out balls or pat the dough onto a board. Cut out in any shape, with the thickness being atleast 1-inch. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the top starts to become a light brown. Take out and cool on a wire rack. Let cool, grab a couple and indulge🙂

6 comments

  1. Hi Yamini! Your scones look perfect. I was wondering if you would like to send them in for AWED : Britain that I am hosting this month.

    1. hi Simran, thanks for the compliment🙂 of course, am more than delighted to send them in for AWED: Britain. am just looking up the details – will send in my entry soon. thanks a ton for recommending it🙂

  2. scones look so yummy! A perfect breakfast🙂

    1. thanks Uma🙂 yep they are a good variation from the usual cereal-milk-routine for breakfast!

  3. yum – one of our local bakeries does berries and white chocolate which I love – I love making and eating scones but have never tried making them with berries – I must try it

    1. hi Johanna,
      berries and white chocolate sounds really yummy!!🙂 i must try out the combination sometime!

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