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1 Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:34 pm

bethk

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For as long as I can remember, Tori and I have made cinnamon sugar scones. She and her brother love them.

First, we have to mix the dough. We use the White Lily Self-Rising recipe with a bit of sugar and heavy cream. No time consuming 'cutting in butter' needed.



Then we shape and sprinkle with lots of cinnamon & sugar:



I saw an interesting idea on a television cooking show yesterday. Seedless raspberry jam spread on scone dough, then fresh blueberries, covered with another layer of dough (Tori & I added sugar/cinnamon to the top).



And, of course, we had to have a "TA ~ DA" moment!



They went on to the baking sheet and weren't too messy. My pic of them out-of-the-oven didn't record, but, believe me, you want to be sure you have wall-to-wall parchment under these!



The Cinnamon Sugar Scones will always be Tori's favorite, but I liked the blueberry ones a lot! She thought the blueberry scones were too sweet ~ I didn't realize that was EVER a possibility! LOL

2 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:45 pm

NormM

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Looks delicious.

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3 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:05 pm

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Beth, looks awesome! and taking those pictures are some nice memories...

4 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:12 pm

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Thanks!

I wanted to be sure her mom saw that I let her cook in her jammies! LOL

I love cooking in my daughter's kitchen. Her island has a baking counter that is 4" shorter than the regular countertop. Makes it wonderful for rolling out dough and kneading bread, etc. Our daughter is just a bit over 5' tall so that's why she asked to have it lowered. And, of course, it's great when you want to cook with kids.

5 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:39 pm

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You took the words right out of my mouth, Beth. Tori is absolutely adorable but even moreso cooking in those cute little jammies!

Brian and I have been having scones regularly when I have to go to the doctor (it's a huge hospital/clinic -- like a city!) at this local coffee emporium and have really gotten to love them. We're going to start making some as soon as the oven gets fixed (we're waiting on a part that must be coming from Sri Lanka!). We can still use the oven but you have to watch it like a hawk, as the temp will shoot up really high all of a sudden. Definitely not currently suited to do any delicate baking...

6 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:47 pm

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The basic recipe we use is SO easy....

2 1/2 c. White Lily Self-Rising Flour
1/4 c. Sugar
1 c. Heavy Whipping Cream

Mix together and knead lightly to combine all the dry ingredients with the cream. Allow to sit for 5 - 10 minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid. Depending upon the humidity you may have to adjust the flour, more or less to form a dough.

Pat or roll out and add whatever toppings or fillings you like.

Bake at 400 degrees for 17 - 20 minutes, depending upon size (internal finished temperature at 200 degrees if using a Thermapen).

I like to make lemon ones with a bunch of zest and even some of the juice. Then I usually try to add some lemon sugar (Very Liberally) sprinkled on top.

7 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Imelda HL

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looks like Tori was having lots of fun.. and she is so cute and adorable

8 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:23 pm

cookingirl

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they do not carry White Lilly Flour in my neck of the woods, Boston...any substitutes?

9 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:42 pm

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Gosh just now saw this.It did not show up on my feed.Looks great..having boys for grands they are not interested in cooking.Happy for you to have this...

Cyn go the WL web site and if you really want it you can make order.Or maybe you get it on Amazon.I have made loads of scones and just used APF..

10 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:43 pm

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Thanks Michele & Imelda. I think she's pretty sweet!

Cyn, I would think you could use any self-rising flour and give it a try. It's just that I got the recipe via a Southern Cook cookbook - can't remember who, just that the recipe called for White Lily SR/flour of the South. The main thing is the fat in the heavy whipping cream replaces having to cut in butter or shortening so it's really a quick and easy recipe to mix up.

11 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:43 pm

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12 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:47 pm

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Thanks... I may take a chance and try it sometime this week... With self rising flour...

sounds so great and easy...

something I would be able to do...

with my crazy apartment oven....

wish me luck!!!

13 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:49 pm

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Shirley Corridor has this in her fluffy biscuit recipe as a substitute for White Lilly type Southern flours.
2 C. Southern self-rising flour (Or 1 1/2 C national self rising flour plus 1/2 C Wondra
-or 1/2 C. cake flour- plus 1/2 tsp. baking powder

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14 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:54 pm

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cookingirl wrote:Thanks... I may take a chance and try it sometime this week... With self rising flour...

sounds so great and easy...

something I would be able to do...

with my crazy apartment oven....

wish me luck!!!



CYN..I have a great huge oven. Really huge.lol.When I want to heat or bake something small,I hate to fire it up.SO I am buying a Breville oven toaster thing.heck it might even toast lol..I hear it is great and has awesome ratings..

15 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:18 pm

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I got a Breville oven recently and have used it for toast and for baking and reheating, keeping stuff warm and even a bagel which it toasted the top and didn't toast the bottom.

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16 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:29 am

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Livin' on the dangerous side, Barb? Pasta two nights in a row is not your usual...










OK How weird is this??????????? This shows up on every post I make. scratch scratch













Amazon has it..For some odd reason I can not copy/paste the link.. scratch

17 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:54 pm

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Barbara101 wrote:Livin' on the dangerous side, Barb? Pasta two nights in a row is not your usual...


OK How weird is this??????????? This shows up on every post I make. scratch scratch


Amazon has it..For some odd reason I can not copy/paste the link.. scratch



Maybe it's your conscience following you around ~ Bad Girl!

LOL

18 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:58 pm

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Yes that is it..that said I am making breaded wings today HA. I have some potatoes with sprouts so I thought oh I should make potato salad... affraid

19 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:09 pm

NormM

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Has anyone ever heard of making fries by starting them off in cold oil?

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20 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Barbara101

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No but I have seen baked then fried..

21 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:34 pm

NormM

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Somebody at another site says she always starts them in cold oil on medium heat and when they have started to brown, turns the oil up to medium high until they are browner and starting to crisp on the outside. Sounds like a greasy french fry to me.

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22 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:14 pm

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NormM wrote:Has anyone ever heard of making fries by starting them off in cold oil?  

Yes. I've heard of that.

The idea is that the low heat to start cooks the potato through and then the higher heat crisps up the outside. Kind of like when you twice fry, once at 300 and then at 375.

I've never tried it (it's my aversion to frying anything in the house) but it kind of makes sense.

Tell you what! We'll let YOU play Chris Kimble and do a review for us.

Make sure you wear a bow tie.

Hahahahahahaha! Norm playing CK in the kitchen ~ his favorite role!

23 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:15 pm

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Barbara101 wrote:No but I have seen baked then fried..

I've done the microwaved, cooled and then pan fried. That worked as long as you turned each to all four sides.

PITA if you don't want to use deeper fat.

24 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:18 pm

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25 Re: Scones is 'our' tradition! on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:19 pm

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Hahahahahaha!

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