Archive | November, 2009

Blueberry Raspberry Scones

18 Nov

adapted from Joy of Baking  Blueberry streusel scones

These are the some scones that I made for a ladies meeting on Thursday.

They are really yummy. As I write about them I can almost smell them:)

4 cups of Praire Gold flour

1/3 cup of raw sugar

4 teaspoons of baking pwd.

1/4 teaspoon of salt

12 tablespoons of butter

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups of half and half

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup of blureberries

1 cup of raspberries

First of all preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix in together dry ingredientsnext cut up butter into small pieces. I like to think of pea size.

Add to  dry ingredients and incorporate in the flour mixture. The butter should become apart of the flour if you know what i mean.  

Put all the wet ingredients in a separate bowlGive it a little wisk.

Now gently add the raspberries and blueberries to the dry ingredients stir just till combined

Now add the wet ingredients to dry. Stir VERY little. Like 7 times. The tricky part about making scones is that if you mix them too much you will get hard hocky pucks.Now sprinkle counter with flour and divide half of the dough and put on counter. Make sure to flour you hands and pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.

Now cut into 8 triangles. It is like cutting a pie.

Now cover you pan with parchment paper and spray. This is a necessary step. Last time I didn’t and it stuck to the paper. The only reason I put the paper over the pan is for cleaning purposes. Gently slide a spatula under one triangle and place on pan. Put all on the pan. I like to place them about an inch apart. I like the outside to be crunchy and the inside soft. If you want the sides soft then just place them closer together.

Put in oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.

While first batch is baking you can go ahead and prepare second batch of batter. Scones are not hard to make and there seems to be a myth that they are only for tea drinkers. I would like to dispel that. It is not true at all. Everyone loves them! I make them for breakfast on regular occasions. I hope you enjoy them.

Still getting my act together

9 Nov

I am still trying to get this blog going. I don’t have a camera and so the only time I can get pictures is when I go to Memphis, TN or my sis comes back to the village and brings her camera. Yesterday she came to the village and we got a picture for the heading of my blog. She is an amazing photographer!I love what she does. You should check out her blog ajlifeinmemphis.blogspot.com.  Hopefully I can get a camera soon so that I can post more of what I make.