Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{TWD} Cream Scones

This week the Tuesdays With Dorie group were in for a real treat: we baked cream scones. The TWD bakers have tried their collective hands at Apple Cheddar Scones (before my time in the group, but I have baked and enjoyed them), Nutmeg Oatmeal Scones, and Toasted Almond Scones. It's hard to believe, but up until now we'd skipped over the classic currant-filled cream scone. I couldn't be more excited to try Dorie's recipe at long last!

n.o.e.'s notes:

- You can find the scone recipe by clicking over to Lynne's scone post on her blog Cafe Lynnylu

- To me there's nothing quite as good as a scone studded with currants, fresh from the oven, so I didn't vary one thing in this recipe.

- I made half a recipe of scones, which I patted into my 7" pie pan and cut with a bench scraper into four sections.

- I pulled the scones from the oven about a minute early, because I prefer my scones - and my biscuits too - just a tiny touch under-baked.

the verdict:

These scones were tender and rich, with bright bursts of sweetness from the currants. I liked them best with a bit of extra butter, but they were also delicious with some jam. This recipe is destined to be my go-to scone recipe.


Audrey said...

I love currant scones. I had trouble with the ones in Flour, though they were delicious, so I'm going to try these these next!

Lynne Daley said...

Lovely scones. Hello to a fellow Georgian! Thanks for baking with me.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Scones are my absolute favourite breakfast treat!

Unknown said...

I think these are my go-to scone recipe now too, which is saying a lot as I'm really not a scone lover. I could have eaten my entire half batch for breakfast I loved them so much!

TeaLady said...

I need to try your method of baking scones in the 7" round pan. They always come out so beautifully.

These were my fav so far because they are just basic.

Mary said...

I love these as well.

Kayte said...

Those look just like mine...I must have done something right! Love your photos of it all. Very nice.