Monday, March 22, 2010

Whole Wheat Currant Scones - Microwave Version

These are simple scones which I had bookmarked from Diverse & Daring Baker Blogger Aparna and they turned out quite well.

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Flour: 2 cups
Baking Powder: 4 tsp
Salt : a pinch (only if using unsalted butter)

Butter Cold : 3/4 cup cubed

Milk: 5 tbsp

Brown Sugar: 4 tbsp +
Currants/Raisins: 3/4 cup (I used currants though the original recipe had raisins)

Preparation:
In a big bowl,mix together wheat flour,baking powder and salt if using unsalted butter.Add in chopped cubed butter and pinch and fluff and mix everything till it resembles breadcrumbs.Fold in sugar and currants/raisins.Add milk and gently combine to form a dough.

Do not overknead the dough as it may toughen the scones.Gently pat the dough into a square and cut into 8-9 pieces.

Place the pieces on a paper towel in the microwave turntable and microwave on full power for 3 minutes or more till a toothpick comes out clean.Let it rest for atleast 2 minutes in the microwave.

Serve warm with clotted cream,jam or as such.

I found that the currants are less sweeter and would like to increase the sugar next time I make them.Also I felt they were a bit crumbly than the normal convection oven scone but that could be because I was overcautious while forming the dough.The scones were ready under 15 minutes and I am still surprised that scones can be made in the microwave!.

Anyway,the scones are onway to MEC:CelebratingBloggers by Srivalli and currently hosted at LuvGoodFood.
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Update on 25.03.2010- These scones are perfect for Breakfast or as anytime snack.These are definitely going to grace JFI:Breakfast,an event by Indira of Mahanandi and currently hosted at VeggiePlatter.

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