By Gingerbee on May 31, 2002
Photo by RotiJala
Photo by RotiJala
"Straight out of Having Tea by Tricia Foley. The best scones served with cream and strawberry jam! Easy and fast to make."
Serving Size: 1 (516 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I was looking for a different scone recipe to use at work (lost my old one) and decided to give this recipe a shot, and I was truly glad I did! These scones are light, slightly crumbly yet firm enough to hold together, and stay moist for quite awhile (we put them out on a "help yourself" snack area and they're still excellent 12 room-temp hours later. The recipe has just enough sugar to make keep them from being biscuity, yet (depending on your additions) aren't sweet. I like to add some grated white chocolate (like 1/4 cup per this recipe which adds richness and some extra vanilla depth along with sweetness), and then I've added : pecans, walnuts, raisins, dried cran and blue berries, lemon/orange zest and extract, cinnamon, nutmeg....on and on! This is a great base scone recipe...scone lovers would be foolish to pass this one up! It's also extremely simple and very quick to make (which I appreciate as I try to squeeze it into my already-busy work day). Merci, Gingerbee, for giving this old cook dog a new trick!"
"Scones? What scones? I had to steal a bite from my son's scone. They are not only very easy to make, but DELICIOUS! The only problem is, I need to make more next time! Thank you so very much for posting this recipe. It is going to become one of our favourites."
"These were very good. I needed a quick and easy scone recipe that didn't include butter or eggs. I just wanted to use up some cream I had leftover from making ice cream. This was perfect. I made half the batch plain, and the other half with raisins and a dash or cinnamon and nutmeg. These were fantastic. Thank you."
"I made these for my mom and she loves them she always asks me to make them for her. But some times the cream just isn't enough and the dough gets floury an dwhen you cook it it crumbles. but that only happens some of the time."
"This is sooo incredibly yummy! I added chocolate chips and sliced almonds, and took it to a ladies' meeting. The first person, while the first bite was in her mouth, was begging for the recipe. The neat thing is it is so easy I could remember it. I also thought they were the yummiest! Oh, I should add that while I was making them, the dough was SO stiff. I kept adding cream, and I was sure that they would come out tough because of how much I had to handle the dough. I cut them in rectangles, kind of biscotti-style, thinking they would be dense and heavy. But they rose beautifully and turned out perfectly light yet rich and flavorful. Decadent...worth it!"
"These are good, but more like sweet biscuits than scones (in fact, my son thought they were Bisquick biscuits with sugar in the batter). I also had to add another half cup milk to get a dough to form. I'm on a quest for scones like I had in Ireland!"
"I loved these...I added chocolate chips. After one mistake, I realized I had to add them BEFORE the cream goes in!"
"I made this for the second time mixing in orange-craisins. First time I uses almonds. Came out great both times. Cheers!"