Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh, No . . . More Scones!

Before I made my "Emergency Scones", I made a batch of scones for the Chamber Coffee which was hosted by the Master Gardeners and Garden Club.      Of course, I signed up to bring a treat.     

The Chamber of Commerce Coffee is held each Thursday morning and each week a Chamber member is the host -- and it was "our turn"!      

Coffee, of course, and orange juice, to drink.    There is always a fruit plate as well.    Treats tend to be "bites" rather than full size treats (think mini muffins, cookies or doughnut holes).    And I figured that someone would bring mini muffins (someone did) and someone would bring cookies (they did), so I chose to make scones.     Scones are a definitely breakfast treat.    They go well with coffee and if I made them small . . . . 

I decided to make them American Style (triangles) rather than British Style (rounds) and to make them small I used my 2 inch square cutter rather than my 3 inch one.

But since it was the Garden Club hosting, not just ordinary scones but orange rosemary ones!

With an orange glaze and decorated with sprigs of fresh rosemary.     They're a basic scone recipe that you can vary by adding herbs or dried fruit or lemon or orange zest.  

They must have been good -- I brought home an empty plate.    I did, however, have one at home before I brought them to the "party"!


2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
5 T. cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 c. heavy cream
grated zest of 1 orange
handful of chopped fresh rosemary

Heat oven to 425.   Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor.   Mix to combine.    Add butter and turn machine on until the mixture looks like coarse meal.    Add zest and rosemary.   Pour in the heavy cream through the feed tube and mix until dough forms (no more than about 30 seconds).

Take dough out and put onto floured and knead until it just comes together.    Press (or roll) dough until it is about 3/4 of an inch thick.    If I'm making "American" scones, I like to use a square cutter and cut that in half (I like my 3 inches best but for these I used my two incher because I wanted smaller scones).   If I'm making British scones, I use a round cutter, either 2 or 3 inches in diameter.    

I like to brush the tops with egg wash (1 egg and about 1 T. water mixed together) and sprinkle with coarse sugar.    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are light brown.

After they are cool, make a glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice.     I also added about zest from 1/3 of another orange.     I like a more "icing" type glaze so didn't use that much juice -- just enough so it sort of ran off the top a bit.    I decorated with sprigs of fresh rosemary.


Southerncook said...

Your scones look absolutely delicious. I would so love to be sharing one of them with you. After getting home from the hospital in the late afternoon I am once again enjoying visiting my most favorite blogs. It truly is a stress reliever.



I love your scones! Great recipe, I love scones and this one is different. Thanks for the idea of the square cookie cutter. Hugs,

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I think my middle name is scones! These look divine as usual! Thanks for sharing the recipe. xxoo Nancy

The Norwegian said...

What a perfect treat to have with coffee and orange juice. Leave it to you! I'm not surprised you took home an empty plate!

The Norwegian said...

What a perfect treat to have with coffee and orange juice. Leave it to you! I'm not surprised you took home an empty plate!

Betty Stapleton said...

Scones look great, must try these. Thank you for sharing

Rosemary said...

Oh, yummy! It is no surprise that you brought home an empty plate!

Jocelyn said...

Wow these scones look so delicious!!!

Jocelyn @

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Interesting info about the shape of the scones! Of course you had to try one before the meeting, me too! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be making them soon.

On Crooked Creek said...

I must get over my inhibitions and try one of your scone recipes! A friend shared a recipe with me...but they didn't turn out like the scones I have eaten before. I'll let you know when time allows for me to bake up a batch!