Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jelly Filled Scones

I saw the announcement for BBD:Small Breads and was excited.I had earlier baked white bread but did not blog it.I am not confident about my baking,but the scone recipe (Click here for the recipe)I tried came out well.

Scones are English snacks /biscuits usually associated with Tea parties.They are usually made of oats,wheats and barley but the recipe I used goes for flour.Next time I am thinking of replacing it with wheat or oats.I also did not add any eggs. But replaced it with more butter, more milk and also ground flax seeds.Milk is also used as an alternative to heavy whipping cream. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
All purpose flour-2 cup
Baking Powder-2 tspn
Salt:1/4 tspn
Sugar:1/4cup
Butter-3 tbspn unsalted
Milk:1 cup
Vanilla extract:1 tspn
Preserves:1/4 cup
Flax seeds :1tbspn
(1tbspn flaxseed + 3tbspn water = 1 egg)
Almonds:1 tspn chopped

Preparation:
In a bowl mix together flour,sugar,salt and baking powder.Cut or shred cold unsalted butter into this and mix well till the entire mixture looks like course crumbs.Add zest of orange or lemon and mix well.

In another bowl mix together finely powdered flaxseed and 3tbspn of water till the mix becomes gooey.This is our egg replacer.To this add milk and vanilla. I did not add entire 1 cup of milk but only 1/4 cup. To this wet mix add the the flour mixture little by little and mix gently.Add little of the remaining milk and then flour and do so till all the flour is mixed well and looks combined.Do not overmix.

On a floured surface knead the dough gently few times and then divide into halves.Pat each half into an 8 inch wide circle of around 3/4 inch thickness. Take a circle,spread preserve on it(I used grape jelly and also topped it with chopped almonds) and close it with the other circle.Cut this big circle into 2 halves and cut each half into 4 wedges thus making jelly filled scone triangles. If you want you can brush the tops of scones with eggwash or butter or milk.I did not do any such thing.Simply put the scone in a lined baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 375 F.Place the rack in the middle of the oven. Put the baking sheet in this rack and bake for around 30-35 minutes.Even though the actuall recipe called for 15 minutes it took around 30 to get the right consistency of scones.I also did not go for the broiling suggested in the actual recipe but served as such right from the oven.The aroma that permeats the house during the baking makes you hungry.Thus no topping with sugar!


Serve as such or with cream or jam. We had it as such and it was very tasty.
This is my entry to BBD#12:Small breads hosted this time by Aparna of MyDiverseKitchen. Enjoy.

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