Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Baking Scones

I'm really liking this Wedensday afternoon baking time with Tyler! Our Wednesday rhythm seems to be coming together quite nicely. Today we baked blueberry scones, mmmmm...yummy. I found this quick and easy recipe for scones from "The Pooh Cook Book", by Virginia H. Ellison Every recipe includes honey as an ingredient!
We did tweak it, just a little. So here it is...
Blueberry Scones
(In the book they're just Cream Scones)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1 1/4 c. unbleached sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. honey
2 tbsp. sugar
1 large egg
1/4 c. light cream
1 c. blueberries or any other fruit (add whatever amount to your discretion)
First sift the flour, baking soda, and salt. Next cut the butter into the flour, until it looks like coarse meal.
Then mix the honey, sugar, egg, and cream together. Add to the flour mixture
At this point you may add your fruit.
Mix together, but do not overmix. It really does not need that much mixing.
If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Place the dough on a floured working surface. Pat it until it's about 1/4" thick.
Now you may cut into your desired shapes.
The book recommends making shapes of Pooh and his friends. Then transfering it to the dough and cut out the shapes.
Lucky for us , I had picked up a "Winnie-the-Pooh Cookie Book Baking Set" from a local thrift store while back, brand new for a couple of dollars. So we already had the cookie cutters. Not like you can really tell what they are suppose to be once they're scones, but it was fun for Tyler...ok, for myself as well-lol!
You know, growing up I had always liked Pooh. I just think it's too bad the way he has almost been exploited by all the marketing :{
Oh yeah, back to baking. You bake them for 10-12 minutes, then voila! Eat!!!
This recipe yields 4 scones. It's a very simple recipe that's easy to make, can serve as a base recipe-easily adaptaple, and quick when making with little ones. I was even thinking how quick and easy it would be to make for your company's breakfast or tea. They don't have to know how easy it was!
Anyhow, enjoy!


  1. Oh, I agree about loving the classic Winnie the Pooh! What *IS* with all the horrible marketing surrounding him now??
    Yes, back to the baking... ; ) These scones sound great, I loooove a good scone! And I have yet to try my hand at making one at home!

  2. I love that you have a weekly baking time! What a nice rhythm. My youngest always wants to do "recipes" with me. You've inspired me to set a regular time with him to bake and prepare special food.

  3. I am really looking forward to our quickbread playdate! Clay will have a lot to learn from Tyler.