Thursday, 1 December 2011

Done To a 'T' (for tea)

This afternoon I suddenly got the urge to make some scones to go with my afternoon cuppa. They are the first ones I've made for years, literally, and I wondered whether I'd have lost the touch!

I think they could have done with a smidgen more kneading, as in retrospect the tops appear a little rougher than usual, but the taste and inner texture were exactly right. From start to finish they took about twenty five minutes - and that can't be bad!

The aerial view doesn't do justice to the luscious depth of these quick-fix scones. By dividing the dough in this way, rather than cutting into rounds, there are no oddments to reshape, as these 'seconds' tend to end up tougher, because of the extra handling.
Every portion is ready to go into the oven at once.

All that's missing is some jam and cream and seven Blogpals to join me in eating them!

I'll email the recipe to anyone who asks...

26 comments:

  1. They look like US biscuits and that is a great idea to cut them in wedges instead of rounds. Wish I could join you and help you eat them.

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  2. After helping our thirty-one year old move out of our spare bedroom and into his own place this morning, I could really enjoy sitting back with a cup of tea and one of your scones. Next time give us a post on something I've often heard about but never tried: clotted cream. I hear it's fabulous.

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  3. I would absolutely eat one -- or, if pressed! -- two of these. Right up my alley, as we say.

    As for the cuppa, can I have cream AND sugar?
    :-)

    Pearl

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  4. ...on my way! They look scrumpTious!! :D

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  5. Count me in! I believe that in America they call them 'biscuits'.

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  6. Merinz- anything less 'biscuity' like in the English understanding of the word, would be hard to imagine! 'Biscuits' to us are thin and crunchy, whereas scones are light and fluffy - a cross between cake and bread !

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  7. I'm off to your place now... ;-) Could do with the recipe dough... I mean... though ;-) They do look delicious and the dividing tip is very useful.

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  8. Please can you e mail it to me Pen - my scones always turn out wafer thin!

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  9. OMG Jinksey...haven't had a decent scone since my Mom passed...I've tried...recipe?
    hugs
    Sandi

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  10. Recipes have been emailed to all scone lovers, as requested!

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  11. Oh, Jinksy, I'd love to join you with a cuppa :)

    My Mom (who was English) just recently passed away. You just brought some wonderful memories to mind of us having our tea and scones. Thank you! I always had mine with raspberry jam. She always had apricot :)

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  12. My sister in Scotland makes scones and they are so good, they don't taste like our Canadian biscuits Jinsky. I would love your recipe please. I have made my sister's recipe but they didn't taste as good as hers did, perhaps yours will.....:-)Hugs

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  13. Penny, these look scrumptious! I love scones especially when they have currants in them. I enjoy making them however I used to hand cut them into the wedge shapes but your idea is much better. I am going to try it. Recipe please! : )

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  14. Do you call these scones or scones? Where I was born they were scones, but where I live now they are always scones. If you don't understand that, here is the explanation.

    "I asked the maid in friendly tone
    to order me a buttered scone.
    The foolish girl has been and gone
    and ordered me a buttered scone."

    The county of Perthshire in Scotland, UK has a small town "Scone" pronounced to rhyme with "soon"

    Oops! My apologies, Jinksy. Your scones (or scones) look delicious!

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  15. Hehe! It's 'Gone' and 'Scone' for me, Doc...

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  16. I think you're going to have to make up another batch.. look at all of us drooling, here. That looks so yummy.

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  17. Oooh they look delicious! I bet they are long gone now. :-) They wouldn't last 5 minutes here.

    Where I grew up they would have been scones - as said in friendly tones. :-) - (I love the rhyme Doctor FTSE.)

    Thanks for sharing these with I Saw Sunday. x

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  18. These scones look divine! Love the idea of wedges! Probably easier to handle too!

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  19. Yummy. But I couldn't eat another thing!
    Do you use sour milk, Jinksy? I find they rise much better if the milk is 'on the turn'.

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  20. would be so delicious with some kind of pumpkin jam stuffed inside, all kinds of cinnamon and cloves

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  21. No need for sour milk Viv - ordinary works just fine - see the picture in the next post up!

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  22. Yummy, I'd love to eat them. I never knew that's how scones looked like. The only time I had heard about them is when I was reading Enid Blyton's Mystery series books. Here, at the bakery I can get scones but they are not sweet, they will be stuffed with vegetable gravy inside, we call them as "puffs" , and I love that too.

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  23. They look lovely, I love scones, with jam please :)

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  24. Perfection! ;^) It's so nice to "catch up" and find these here. Wish I could have been one of the original "7"! ;^) (You really are going to have to whip up several more batches.)

    Would LOVE to have the recipe. (You know I've got the Scone Reviews going on at my blog, but I'm so sad to be avoiding sugar and flour products for a time. That really messes up the scone baking.)

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