Oh! Sorry! HI!!!
I'm hungry! This morning I knew I was having company and we were going to work on a project in the back yard. It's always fun to have some thing to munch on while company is over. SO! One of the easiest things I know how to make are scones. PLUS! They taste great.
Some people are afraid to try making these. I'll show you how. It's VERY, VERY easy!!!
|FIRST! Cheat and buy the good stuff already |
in a box and follow the directions.
|Just add the water it calls for on the box and |
add frozen raspberries.
*** This box of scone mix is plain. I love raspberries in my scones. So, I added about 1 cup of frozen berries to the mix. You can add most any fruit you'd like. Blueberries are great too.
|Mix slowly and only until the ingredients are together.|
DO NOT OVER MIX.
*** The secret to a great scone is to BARELY mix the dough. Handle it gently and very little.
|Your dough will be sticky.|
*** After you mix what's in your bowl, pour the sticky mess onto a floured board. Then dust the top of the mess with more flour. Knead the flour into the mess 5 or 6 times. STILL, very little and gently. This is not like you would knead the dough while making bread. The less you handle this, the lighter your scones. I want them to melt in my mouth when I eat them.
|Put flour on a bread board. |
Dump your sticky scone mix on the flour.
Dust with flour.
Knead 5 or 6 times
|Divide the dough into 3 pieces.|
*** After you knead the dough, divide it into 3 pieces. Pick up one piece and gently roll it into a ball between your hands. Lay it on the floured board and gently press it into a circle about one inch tall. Cut the circle into quarters, 4 pieces. Place them on a cookie sheet that has NOT been greased. Repeat for each piece.
|Pat each piece into a ball. Don't handle it too much.|
Flatten each ball into a nice round circle.
Cut each circle into 4 pieces.
*** Bake according to box. While these are baking, gather ingredients for your frosting.
|Place your pieces onto a non greased cookie sheet.|
Bake according to box directions.
*** I started the frosting when there was about 7 minutes left for the scones to bake. You will need the following:
powdered sugar, honey, cinnamon and butter.
1 Tablespoon butter
2 to 3 Tablespoons honey ( I like more! )
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon (slightly rounded on top) cinnamon
In a small bowl: melt butter and honey together. Add powdered sugar and cinnamon. Beat until completely mixed, smooth.
This frosting is sticky. The minute the scones were done I pulled them out of the oven and drizzled the frosting on top of the scones.
Because my scones needed to bake a few minutes longer than the box said my frosting was getting a little too hard. If yours does too, place the bowl of frosting in your microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. Just enough time to melt it a little.
|This is a sticky, gooey frosting!|
|Pretty and ready to frost straight out of the oven.|
|Drizzle on your frosting.|
|Ready to eat!!!|
These were soooooo gooooooooooooooood! They really did melt in my mouth. The scone mix isn't too sweet. The raspberries are a little tart. And the frosting is the butter and honey I would usually place inside the scone, just a little sweeter and spicier!
I love the way this frosting sets up. It stays a little sticky, but it stays in place. It doesn't run all over the place.
I hope you understood the directions on how to mix these. The most important part to making scones: DO NOT OVER MIX YOUR DOUGH.
If you have any questions about this recipe or how to mix the dough just ask! I'll help any way I can.
I sure hope you try making these and let me know how you did.
Have a good one and thanks for stopping by! Shell