This wonderful recipe is from The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide by Paula Lambert, adapted slightly cause I want MORE of everything. These scones also freeze beautifully (fully-baked). I individually wrap in double-foil and then breakfast is ready for me when I don't have time to make it.
I love Starbucks's mini vanilla scones, so much so that I set out to create my own copycat version. After many trials, I think I got it! Like the Starbucks version, these scones are sweet, buttery and vanilla-y, and have a light and tender texture. Full-fat sour cream is the key ingredient, so please do not substitute. To duplicate the Starbucks's version, I topped it with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
I don't recommend these for anyone who's looking to eat healthy but those looking for Nirvana have just found it! Wonderful at any time but they are, of course, best when fresh from the oven and still warm.
Delicious Scones from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Scones aren’t just for tea anymore. Like the humble all-American biscuit, they offer a satisfying addition to almost any meal. These light, flaky crumb and tender texture scones complement any dish. Scones have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack. These are hands down the most tender and delicious scones I have ever eaten. (The scone dough must be frozen for up to 12 hours before use).
For tender, flaky scones refer to these guidelines:
1. Do not over mix. If you work the dough too much, your scones will be tough and chewy.
2. Roll or pat the dough so that it is at least one-half inch thick. Thicker dough results in a better shape and lighter texture.
3. Watch the clock when baking. Like most baked goods, scones continue to bake as they cool.
I have always been a scone lover, and maple is my favorite flavor. There is a fine line with the texture I like: not to biscuit-like, not too cake-like, and a nut-like flavor, without chunks of nuts. This recipe is from is from "The King Arthur Baking Book" and has all that, plus some icing on the cake. Since my family has already requested this three times in four days, I decided to put this recipe where I can't lose it...Zaar!
Bisquick mix makes these scones simple – all you have to do is mix. You can now find dried blueberries in the same grocery section as the raisins, so you could make orange-blueberry scones! You can find almost any fruit in the dried fruit section of your store, this is just a good basic scone dough.