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Quickie SCONE blog.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I decided to use the mixer for my scone this year I always handmade them till recently. I had NONE, left in my freezer and poor DH has searched for some. That was how i discovered they were gone. I very rarely eat them, sometimes I just eat half and i never use butter or jam. DH has Smart Balance but at Christmas he likes butter better !
I have adapted a healthier recipe and I use canola oil in place of butter and there is very little sugar and no salt. I use Yogurt and King Arthur Flours, white whole wheat and all purpose. King Arthur is the best for my taste for sure.

The key is the very hot oven and an egg wash and baked on parchment paper. We always had Sultana Scones in England. In US Sultanas are called golden raisins. They make me wheeze the sulphur they put on them to make them golden makes me wheeze. The health food store has the unsulphured ones but thay are much more expensive. DH and I love the raisins here so that is what we have.
I make cheese scones to go with Pea soup and currant scones afre also popular in England but they too are expensive so we use craisins for a change of pace.

Today I made 4 double batches and that is 96 scones. I freeze them Individually and then I put them in zip lock bags so DH will take one out and leave it to thaw or he will ZAP it in the microwave if he is in a hurry.

Today I made the recipe with my Kitchenaid it went faster but I think I like my old way. DH says there is not much difference. He felt the Mixer made them more cake like but he and our friends still like them a lot.

A friend came by and invited us to go to her house so we took a bag of scones so her DH could have some. he is Scottish ancestry so he loves them too.

We are expecting snow so i will do more baking while the snow flies. I will have to be moving once the snow stops. Pat in Maine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2012 3:39PM

    They sound delicious!!

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POOHGIRL1970 12/17/2012 3:34PM

    What great will power...not eating them, I would have gobbled them up! Happy days to you!

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123ELAINE456 12/16/2012 11:40PM

  Yummy!!! I'm hungry for some too. God Bles You and DH. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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UUCEEJAY 12/16/2012 10:27PM

    I've had scones at a coffee shop I like, but I would love to taste yours. I do hope you will post your recipe! I'd like to give them a try. Glad to hear things are better. Don't work too hard clearing away that snow that is coming. I think we may finally get some next week. It was warm today. emoticon tea and scones-yum

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SUNNY332 12/16/2012 10:27PM

    One of these days, I am going to make scones but not for a
while. DH is going on Atkins the first of the year. I am not fussing though as he needs to loose the weigh so I will do what I need to do to support him. I am leaning towards South Beach while he is sold on Atkins. We will do one or the other.

What I was trying to say through all of that is that the scones will have to wait. I am so glad Fred has some in the freeze though. He, like my DH, is spoiled.


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HARROWJET 12/16/2012 9:17PM

    I would love to try one. When I was in Northern Ireland in the summer, one of the ladies made raspberry scones. They sure didn't last very long.

I hope Fred is starting to feel better.

Judy emoticon

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ROSEWCI 12/16/2012 7:55PM

    EnJOY those scones! And HAPPY baking!!! emoticon

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GOANNA2 12/16/2012 6:06PM

    Yum, they sound fabulous. I love date scones.
When I'm at the shops and I feel like something
sweet, I always buy myself a date scone.
I guess when it is snowing it is a good time to bake.
It is so hot here and I'm praying for a cool change.
Have a great week. emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/16/2012 1:44PM

    YUM!!! I'm telling you, Pat, you need to come cook for me and DH!!! emoticon

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GLASSART43 12/16/2012 11:36AM

A good day!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2012 11:33AM

    I would LOVE your basic scone recipe. I had made cranberry scones in the past, but they just don't turn out like a scone! Had 'em when I visited London in the 80's so once you've had the "real" thing, nothing else will do!


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BAKER1009 12/16/2012 8:35AM

    Yum! I'm hungry now!
Sounds like a good day. Hope DH is feeling better!!

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EFFIEANNIE 12/16/2012 7:51AM

    Would you mind posting your modified recipe. Sounds like a healthy recipe to me.
Sounds like you had a good day. emoticon

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GAMMY98 12/16/2012 7:42AM

    closer to a normal day for you hope it keeps up again. Great that you got out to go to a friends. My prayers are with you 2.

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CHALLENGER15 12/16/2012 6:00AM

    Sounds like all is somewhat better, my friend.

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NASFKAB 12/16/2012 4:57AM

  yummy wish could have some

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RD03875 12/16/2012 3:41AM

    They sound so yummy!

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LITTLEWIND53 12/16/2012 2:38AM

    I always found that very gentle mixing was the key to light, flaky scones and baking powder biscuits. Yes, overmixing or using a mixer makes them denser and more cake like, but still taste yummy.....

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KATHY024 12/16/2012 2:15AM

    There is something about scones that is so satisfying! They always seem to me to be a "hardy" treat!!

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ARTJAC 12/16/2012 12:41AM

    YUMMY emoticon emoticon

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WOWEETOO 12/16/2012 12:15AM

    OH SCONES WHERE'S MINE?? emoticon emoticon

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TERRI289 12/15/2012 11:58PM

    Wish you were here or we were there..miss you..craving a scone...hope Fred is feeling better.. emoticon

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