scone recipes

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  1. scarface

    scarface Member

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    Would any one care to share recipes for scones? Any or all would be welcome but especially appreciated are ones with whole grains or low fat content.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Sure...

    Grease a cookie sheet. Mix up some Bisquick batter, add some sugar to taste, and fold in whatever fruit: raisens, currents, blueberries.

    Drop lumps of the batter on the cookie sheet

    Bake at about 400 until done
     

  3. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    How does one get a low-fat scone? Aren't they all made with butter?

    Sarah
     
  4. BCR

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    I don't waste my time on lowfat scones. I prefer mine with butter and cream and some more butter and clotted cream on top. Maybe some dark coffee to bite through the cream.....mmmmm.

    Sorry I can't help you in your search for lowfat scones. I did make the Weight Watchers version once--yuck!
     
  5. Peg

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    My favorite scone that's lower fat and lower sugar is adapted from The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn:

    Oatmeal Scones

    Ingredients:
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup softened butter
    1/2 cup raisins
    3/4 cup sour milk (milk with 2 teaspoons vinegar added)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1. Mix dry ingredients.
    2. Cut in butter and raisins.
    3. Stir in enough sour milk to moisten.
    4. Divide the dough into three pieces. Flour hands and pat each piece into 1/2 inch thick circles. Cut these into quarters.
    5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

    Peg
    http://www.cookinkids.com
     
  6. C and P

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    Here are two simple recipes passed down from my family in Scotland. One uses a base of left over mashed potatoes and the other is a recipe for standard, homemade scones.
    Enjoy!

    Potato Scones

    2 c. cold milk
    1 oz. butter
    1 or 2 T milk
    Pinch of salt
    1 c. flour

    1. Mix
    2. Roll in to a ball and flatten out with floured hands on floured surface.
    3. Prick dough with a fork and Bake in a griddle.



    Grandma Pressley's Scones

    2 c. flour
    1 t. baking soda
    1 t. cream of tartar
    1/4 t. salt
    1 T. sugar
    3 T. melted butter
    Just enough buttermilk to form a dough

    Follow same instructions as above.
     
  7. seaweed

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    I am not sure if this is what you call a scone. I make cheese scones for dh which only use 2 oz butter. You could most likely take the cheese out for a plain scone or maybe sub with grated vegies of some kind, or some fruit. Actually I think the original recipe was cheese & herb even.

    The recipe is :

    Melt 2oz butter & remove from heat. Stir in a good pinch of sea salt, 1 cup of milk & 1 beaten egg. I then throw in some grated cheese, about 1 tsp baking powder & approx 3 cups of ww spelt flour. Basically enuf to make a dough that sticks together without being too tacky or too dry which is the key to a good scone. Get it into one lump & turn onto a greased baking sheet. If you've got the consistency right, you should be able to cut it into scone sized squares & separate them out. My oven is only in centigrade. I bake them at somewhere between 150 & 180 deg C for about 15 mins. Or until done. I am always chasing toddlers & babies around so I am not good at clock watching.

    I have made these with water instead of milk one sunday when we had no milk left & no one noticed the diff.

    re: low fat. Read the cook book nourishing traditions. Pass me the clotted cream ;)
     
  8. jerneeon

    jerneeon Well-Known Member

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    Thsoe are some great recipes. I love scones
     
  9. Sesame Cheddar Scones

    1 1/4 cup flour (I use home ground whole wheat)
    1 Tbls baking powder
    4 Tbls cold butter, cut up
    2/3 cup milk
    1 cup cornmeal
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1 egg
    (optional 2 Tbls Sesame seeds)

    Preheat oven to 450F. In large bowl stir flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and blend with fingers until resembles coarse meal; mix in cheese.
    In medium bowl blend 1/2 cup milk, and egg; add to flour mixture to form ball, adding more milk as needed.
    Lightly knead on floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9" round, 1/2" thick circle.
    Place on a baking stone, or a greased baking sheet. Brush with water, and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional). Lightly press seeds into scones. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 8 wedges; and bake 15-18 min until golden.

    Enjoy!
     
  10. scarface

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