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The Daily Post: Treat

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

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This is my hubby’s favourite treat…homemade scones.  I just HAD to whip up a batch for the photo; it is amazing the lengths we go to for photo challenges, isn’t it!

They are easy to put together.  You  probably have all the ingredients on hand already; and they make the house smell wonderful.  Here is the recipe for those interested.  If you make them, let me know how they turn out for you.

Cream Scones with Currants

    • 1-3/4 cups unbleached flour
    • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes & refrigerated
    • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
    • 1/4 cup dried currants
    • 1 large eggs
    • 5 tbsp heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar & salt.  Add the butter and work it into the flour mixture with your fingers or a pastry blender, until it resembles coarse meal.  Stir in the zest & currants.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg and 4 tbsp of cream together.  Add to the flour mixture and mix with your hands until the dough just comes together.  If the dough seems dry, add the extra tbsp cream.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.  Pat the dough into 6″ round, about 1″ thick.  Cut into eight equal wedges.  Space the scones evenly on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.  Serve warm.
  4. For a richer, darker crust, brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream & sprinkle with sugar before baking.

Note:  Feel free to replace the currants with dried cranberries (as in the photo above), raisins, figs, whatever you fancy or have on hand.  You could also use lemon zest in place of orange zest if you prefer.

Thank you for visiting, until next time….Connie 🙂

Treat

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

4 thoughts on “The Daily Post: Treat

  1. Connie, I make scones, too (although not for the photo challenge), but my husband’s not a scone-lover. Ahh, well, more for me and to share. Thanks for posting the recipe as well. In case you want to give mine a try, here’s the recipe. They’re made with whole wheat pastry flour and just a bit of oil, so rather healthy as well as tasty. Oh, yes, they also have chocolate and dried, tart cherries. 🙂

    https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/dinner-and-scones/

    janet

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