Thursday, December 17, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Simple Sweet Scones

I served these scones at my Christmas Tea and Cookie Exchange December 5th. These would be great for Christmas morning breakfast. Fast and easy to make:)
Recipes:

Simple Sweet Scones

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons or stick cold unsalted butter

1/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons Lavender (McCormick)

Wilton white sparkling sugar

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Put flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Stir to mix well. Add butter and cut in with pastry blender or fingers until the mixture looks like fine granules. Add sugar and lavender, toss to mix. Add milk and stir with fork until soft dough forms. Form dough into a ball, put onto lightly floured surface and give 10-12 kneads. To make round scones, roll out dough and cut with 2" round cutter. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Bake 12 minutes or medium brown on top. Put on wire rack. Cover with cloth, cool completely. Serve with Mock Devenshire Cream and Lemon Curd.

Mock Devenshire Cream

1 cup whipping cream

1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

1 cup sour cream

In a chilled bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Add sugar. Fold in sour cream and blend. Keep refrigerated. Serve with scones.


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8 comments:

Haden News said...

Your scones look delish :) Hope you are enjoying the season!! Miss you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've never tried lavender in food, although I know it is done. I wondered if it would taste too much like what I spray on my pillows at night?? I love scones and this recipe is a simple one...I'll try it!

Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I haven't tried lavender in food.. sounds interesting. These look so delicious....
I hope this finds you having a super holiday.
hugs~lynne~

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm a big scone maker. I will try the Mock Devonshire cream. I didn't know that McCormick had lavender. I'll pick up a bottle. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

I enjoy making scones but they certainly can turn hard as bricks quickly but in our house if I blink food is gone so that is rarely an issue at my home:)
Joyce

Natasha said...

I have never tried mock Devonshire cream. Thanks for sharing this variation on a classic.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and that 2010 brings you much love and happiness.

Blessings and Christmas cheers,
Natasha.

Karine said...

Your scones look delicious! Happy Holidays :)

Kate said...

This looks yummy! Thanks for the recipes...Scones and Mock Devenshire Cream!? Sounds delightful!