You too can make scones

For some reason, I had convinced myself that I couldn’t make scones. Those delicious English biscuit-y things you can get at Starbucks. Then I watched Ina Garten (I love her) making a version with cranberries and orange peel and couldn’t resist. You can find her recipe here.

This is the only mixing photo I have. I thought the eggs and cream looked pretty in the pink bowl.

Tip: when the recipe tells you to use a big mixer with a paddle attchment, you should do it. I decided to use my little portable mixer and it nearly expired. This recipe makes a lot of dough! It’s also on the stiff side. And be sure to flour your hands, rolling pin, cookie cutter and surface because the dough is also very sticky. Photography was out of the question.

in the oven

In the oven. Garten’s recipe states that it makes 14-16 scones, but I got 24. Either I messed up, or Ina likes them really thick.

out of oven

And out of the oven. Be sure to sprinkle them with sugar, because the entire recipe calls for only one half cup of the stuff. The orange glaze sweetens them too.

scones and orange slices

You’re supposed to eat scones with jam and clotted cream, but I was fresh out, so enjoyed them with butter. I have to say they were good. Kind of a cross between a baking powder biscuit and shortbread. Much flakier than the ones at Starbucks.

ready to eat

They taste even better when you eat them outside with a cup of tea.

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14 Responses to You too can make scones

  1. Mindy says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the gorgeous photos. I have never tried to make scones but I think I will now πŸ™‚

  2. i’ve never tried making homemade scones before, but i think your post may have inspired me to try! lovely fotos & commentary.

  3. flyinggma says:

    Yum…Can’t wait to give them a try now that my oven is back in working order after a brown out took it out for two weeks.

  4. jacquelincangro says:

    I love the Barefoot Contessa also. In fact the recipe I made for chocolate white chocolate chunk cookies came from her book.

    I bet these tasted as good as they look.

  5. Caroline says:

    I’m also extremely tempted to try them. I’m not exactly good at baking though. Cooking yes but baking is so different. Maybe I can get my boyfriend to do them. He does nice pumpkin pie and is British. I think he has all the qualifications that are needed to do it. πŸ™‚ I’ll report back.

    • Oh, if he’s a Brit, he’s automatically qualified, Caroline. πŸ˜‰ Someone once told me it’s very hard to be a good cook andbaker. I’m better at baking.

  6. Lady Jennie says:

    Mmmmmmmm! I’ll have to try the GF version of this.

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