Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wedding Scones (updated)

With the Royal Wedding in the morning I decided to celebrate by attempting my very first batch of scones while watching this historic wedding on TV.  Maybe I'll see my friend Miranda standing in the crowd with her "Firm" umbrella ;) AFN is broadcasting live coverage of the wedding starting at 10:00 CET on the news channel.

This simple recipe comes from the 1896 edition of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merrit Farmer. 

Cream Scones
2 Cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter
2 eggs
1/2 Cup cream or milk and water in equal parts
Mix and sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Work in butter with tips of fingers; add eggs well beaten (reserving a small amount of  unbeaten white) and cream. Toss on a floured board, pat, and roll to three-fourths inch thickness. Cut in squares, brush with reserved white, sprinkle with sugar, and bake in a hot oven fifteen minutes.

This is what I'll be attempting. I did come across some other scone recipes that I'd like to try next time. What's your favorite scone recipe? 
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Oops, that was my plan until I realized that I haven't any cream and the commissary closed almost two hours ago. I just made a run to the Shopette and they don't carry cream.  I'm so disappointed. I guess I'll be trying a different recipe. I'll update with pictures after. And if they don't turn out I'll just eat biscuits with my English tea.

Wow! after starting a new recipe I realized I didn't have any milk either! Good thing my neighbor came to my rescue. I made them tonight so I don't have to get up early tomorrow and do it ;)

Mix baking powder, flour and salt together...

Beat the egg and milk...

Add softened butter to dry ingredients...

It should look crumbly

Stir in egg/milk mixture

It should form a soft ball

Separate into two balls and knead on a lightly floured board

Pat into 1/2 inch thickness, then shape balls or cut out with a biscuit or cookie cutter

Bake approximately 15 min at 400 degrees F

I have mine all ready for the Royal Wedding tomorrow!! I think I'll eat them with the jam I brought home from Paris. I've been saving it for a special occasion.

Simple Scones
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 C Flour
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp butter (softened)
3/4 C milk
1 Egg

Mix dry ingrediants together and then add the butter. Stir until the mixture is crumbly. Whisk milk and egg. Add to dry ingredients until soft dough ball forms. Place dough on lightly floured board. Knead lightly turning a few times. Separate into two balls so the dough is easier to work with. Pat or roll into 1/2 inch thickness. You can slice them into wedges or cut them out with a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter. Bake 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes. 

Mmm, mmm mmm!


  1. Dang it Holly you know i can't bake and you expect me to know how to sift flour? jeez! lol

  2. I used to love doing it as a kid but as an adult I don't even own a sifter. I bet my mom hasn't seen hers in 25 years! (no one will know if you don't sift the flour!) How about we each make a batch and then we'll compare ;)