Friday, February 18, 2011

Cream Scones

Cream Scones


It's that time again! Tea time! With all the delicious bite-sized treats you can serve, no high tea is complete without scones. These scones are made with cream, brushed with cream and served with cream. I loved the texture of these scones; soft, but with a bite to them. And even though these were baked naked, meaning no currants or raisins, they had loads of flavor. Rating: 5 out of 5.



Cream Scones: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- ⅓ cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Strawberry preserves, for serving
- Softly whipped cream, for serving

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until largest pieces are the size of small peas.
- Using a fork, whisk together the cream and eggs in a large glass measuring cup. Make a well in the center of flour mixture, and pour in cream mixture. Stir lightly with fork just until the dough comes together (do not overmix).
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. With floured hands, gently pat dough into a 4 ½-by-8 ½-inch rectangle, about ¾-inch thick. Using a floured 2-inch round cutter, cut out 8 to 10 rounds, and transfer them to lined baking sheet. Brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake scones until golden brown, 16 to 20 minutes. Transfer scones to wire racks, and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with strawberry preserves and whipped cream.


I kind of wished I made a double batch, they're already
all gone and I'm craving for more :-(

Cream Scones

20 comments:

ABowlOfMush said...

Delicious!! I reeally want these scones and cream with tea right now :)

Lucie said...

Cream scones are great--I love them with some lemon curd, or all alone straight from the oven!

cakeje van eigen deeg said...

oh yumyum!! I love scones and cream :P

How To Be Perfect said...

Your scones look gorgeous and your right no afternoon tea is complete without them. x

Stephanie Miskew said...

Well your photos look good enough to eat - loooove scones! Thanks for sharing:)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This is such a classic recipe but unfortunately I haven't mastered it yet. Your scones look 100% perfect.

SoozNooz said...

I make a recipe like but use Cream with lemonade, no butter. It is so simple and there is something about the combination where it all works. Nothing so perfect as Scones with jam and cream ----mmmmm.
Enjoy

Heaven is a Cupcake said...

Mouthwatering! Got to love scones :D

Eliana said...

Cream scones are the best and these look perfect to me.

Beth said...

Those look absolutely wonderful! With all that cream they have to be good.

bubbles on my planet said...

these pictures just make me want to cook scones, it's looks delicious!! tomorrow, i'll dot it :))
xx

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh these look fantastic! You can't be the classics when they're done right :).

Moon said...

These look great! Haven't made scones yet, maybe I should give it a try!

Chele said...

Great! Now I am craving scones with jam and clotted cream lol

little t said...

Yummy yum yum.

Scones were the very first thing I learned how to cook in Home Ec class- memories...

t

Lot-O-Choc said...

oh wow, these cream scones look absolutely amazing and im normally not a fan of them! theyre making me really want to try them!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Love scones. Love love scones. Love love love scones. You get the idea! xoxo

GailinVirginia said...

...my mom made the BEST strawberry preserves every May and presented me with a large jar for Mother's Day...if you've never tried them, Smuckers Low-Sugar are like my mother is still making them for me...try them with this recipe, you will not be disappointed...
Thanks for sharing the recipe,
~Gail

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooh yum yum!

Coco Coterie said...

These look delightful. I was looking up a scone recipe just yesterday. Used to know several recipes like the back of my hand when I baked, during graduate school, at a local coffee shop. Fresh out of the oven by 6 every morning for those early bird professors ~ xox Alexandra