Scones in 3 Flavors

 

from left to right: Chocolate Chip Orange, Maple Walnut, Cheddar Garlic

 

I’ve been making scones since a friend gave me a scone cookbook and a scone baking pan a while ago. The book is called Simply Scones and it has a lot of great recipes in it. I would still be using it, except it’s in the US with my brother, I think. The scone pan is great because it helps shape the scones into perfect little wedges. But it’s not that hard to make the same shapes without the pan either. Scones are a pretty simple combination of flour, sugar (usually), salt, baking powder, butter, and milk. After you get the basic technique down, it’s pretty easy to create your own versions by adding different flavorings to the basic dough (nuts, cheese, spices, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, dried fruits, juices instead of milk, flavor extracts . . . ).

So today I made 3 kinds of scones. I made Chocolate Chip Orange Scones from one of my favorite recipes and then I adapted that recipe to make Maple Pecan and Cheddar Garlic scones. You may also be interested in my recipe for Apple Cheddar Scones.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chip Orange

  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C orange juice

Maple Pecan

  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/2 pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 C maple or pancake syrup
  • 1/4 t maple extract
  • 1/4 C milk

Cheddar Garlic

  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t paprika
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/2 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 C milk

Technique:

  1. Stir all the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, any dry spices).
  2. Chop the butter into cubes. Then use a pastry blender (or 2 knives) to cut the butter into the dry mixture until it looks like large crumbs.
  3. Stir in any nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruits.
  4. Add the liquids and stir until the dough has incorporated all the flour. You may have to use your hands a little for this, but make sure not to over mix the dough or melt the butter.
  5. On a greased and floured pan, shape the dough into an 8 inch circle. Then press a knife down partially into the top to outline 8 wedges.
  6. Bake at 400 F for 12 minutes, or until slightly browned. It actually took longer than that for me, but I have an unpredictable oven.
  7. After baking, cut the scones into wedges.
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One response to “Scones in 3 Flavors

  1. The scones looks very stunning. It sounds delicious, too. I have to try this 3 flavors scones soon 🙂

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