Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Scones! who would have thought?

I suddenly had a bit of a craving for a scone. Not something I usually crave, not being one to eat jam. However, I pulled the Good Housekeeping Cookery Book (circa 196? and inherited from my Mum) off the shelf and opened it at the page for oven scones

Aaah, measurements I can relate to! lovely Imperial measurements, not those nasty metric things that don't mean anything and don't conjure up a picture of exactly what 225g looks like. Now tell me it's 8oz and I know just how much to tip onto the scale before I have to be careful and make it balance.

Anyhoooo, just 30 minutes later this is what I had
Currant scones on the left and Cranberry scones on the right. As I made them I realised that I could make them for Mr M as treats because they do not contain sugar - nor sweetener.

I have now tested them with just a scrape of butter and they are delicious. I had quite forgotten how good I am at scones.

OH oh, you will see that my scones are wedge shaped. This is simply because I was taught at Agricultural College and so I don't use a rolling pin I just pat out a circle with the dough and then cut it in wedges so I don't have to wash a cutter either because I use the knife I cut the butter with when making them. They taste better in wedge-shapes too.

10 comments:

alexa said...

Must cut down on waste, using the wedge technique - or at least on all he pulling scraps together and re-rolling. I am going to remember this! They look absolutely delicious. Did you glaze them?

Ladkyis said...

Yes I used a beaten egg glaze. It was part of the teaching at college to finish things with a glaze.

Sian said...

They look very good. We were talking about scones here this morning and the phase my sister had of making them a lot - not at Agricultural College, but at school Home Economics: a staple for teachers, then!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this story. It speaks of a simpler time and the joys which go along with them. Thank you for sharing,
rinda

Barbara Eads said...

I love scones, but have never made them. I have that old cookbook. I'll have to look them up!

Becky said...

I've never made scones in a wedge - they look lovely!

Miriam said...

They look fabulous, I love scones so much and it's ages since I made any...

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like scones and I've done them wedge shaped too :)

Gail said...

Oh they look delicious and funnily enough I'm nibbling away at a Cranberry Orange one right now. I've never had one that wasn't wedge shaped or seen one that wasn't.

Gail said...

Oh they look delicious and funnily enough I'm nibbling away at a Cranberry Orange one right now. I've never had one that wasn't wedge shaped or seen one that wasn't.