cookingwithmichelle

Michelle’s (not me!) Scones: SURPRISE!

In My Recipes on February 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I actually got this recipe from a friend of mine, also named Michelle, and it is amazing! (No, the surprise is not that it is from another Michelle, but that there is a jelly filling!) I took her suggestion of adding some cinnamon to the recipe and I am sure I didn’t make them quite the same as hers but thats okay! I also plan on trying this recipe again and again in different variations; which I will also put on here at a later date.

The Recipe:

2 cups (260 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar (I added 1 tsp cinnamon to my sugar)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
2/3 – 3/4 cup (160 – 180 ml) buttermilk (as an alternative milk + a tsp of vinegar)

(I dont use buttermilk enough so I always add vinegar to my milk!)

You will also need the following for filling:

1/2 cup (120 ml) jam/jelly (I used some homemade strawberry freezer jam my aunt made)

First:

Cut butter into dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.  I pre cut my cold butter into small squares and use my hands to work it together to create a crumbly mixture.

Pre cut butter about to be blended through dry ingredients

After butter is blended through aka "Crumbly mixture"

Second:

Make a well in your flour and slowly add buttermilk until dough forms.

Third:

Roll out your dough to about 1/2 inch thick  and cut into any shape you wish. Circles work well! (No pictures of rolling because my hands were flour-y)

Fourth:

Layer Dough-jam-dough. (I chose to also use an egg wash {milk and egg mixed together} and sprinkled the tops with cinnamon sugar!)

I try and use the smaller discs of dough for the top but it doesnt actually make a difference

 

Fifth:

Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 375* oven until bottoms are golden (My oven gets extremely hotter than I ask it too and mine got a little dark)

 

Delicious!!!

These are a new favourite of mine and I can’t thank my friend Michelle enough because they are just DELICIOUS!! My mom had 2 and I had 2 before my usual taste tester (Teri) even got 1! You may wish to double the recipe as this one makes around 8 scones (2 layers thick remember!) They make a great quick scone breakfast because you won’t need to put your jelly on your scone since it is right there in the middle.

Thank you once again for cooking with Michelle!

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  1. They were very very yummy and nice for breakfast! good with Tea! 🙂

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