Thursday, February 26, 2009

Foodie Friday...It's all about SCONES & Please, Don't Forget The Devonshire Cream!


Thanks Ms. Gollum from Designs by Gollum, for hosting Foodie Friday!

This is my first week joining in on the FOODIE FUN!
Today we'll be making Buttermilk Scones, Recipe included below: ;)

This is my favorite scone recipe (one of them ;), because I get to use my mixer instead of having to "cut in" the butter. It's SOOOOO easy when you use the "Tupperware" Wonderbowl., (I don't think they make this anymore., what a shame) I can tilt it while mixing and the lid has a snap off that gives me a hole in the center top so the flour doesn't fly everywhere! Hi Ho Silver....Away ~ goes the mixer, whirling, twirling...and such till all are fine little granular morsels. ;)
Then, a very important method I use is to make sure once I get the scone mixture shaped onto my baking stone or sheet., I use a Pizza Cutter to score the scones before baking them. Before I use it though...I spray it with a "pam like" spray. I like the Mazola Pure spray because they don't use any silicone or alcohol in it.
Now, this recipe called to mix the raisins in before adding the milk, but not everyone likes raisins, so this time...I decided to press a few onto the tops of some before baking. They did very well...and they look so pretty like this. (This recipe makes either 16 large scones, or 32 smaller scones as I've made this time when I made them)
See how pretty and golden these look after they came out of the oven? Once again, I used the pizza cutter to score them again where you see the lines, and I then lift them on to a cooling rack.
...here they are finishing cooling. I always make sure they have completed cooling before storing in an airtight container. Sometimes I'll use quart size freezer bags and make sure I remove all the air from the bag before sealing. These can also be frozen., and defrosted in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before serving. They taste like they were just baked fresh from the oven when trying this method of defrosting. Make sure you rotate the scone when defrosting in microwave.
Serve with Mock Devonshire Cream

1/2 cup whipping cream
2 Tbl Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup sour cream


Whip cream and add Confectioners Sugar two minutes before done whipping.
Once done, fold in sour cream.
Voila...it's that easy and is ready to serve a dollop on any scone you love!

Now go visit Ms. Gollum at the link above to enjoy loads more of Foodie Friday entries!

Bon Appetite!
~Au Revoir
~CC Catherine

30 comments:

Gollum said...

The pizza cutter is genius! Your scones look so delicious. I love the raisins on top. That way picky eaters, like my Bandwith, can remove them.

Pass the Devonshire cream, please. :-)

marty39 said...

Oh, that sounds so good. What a great mixing bowl, that's a wonderful addition to the kitchen. I love the recipe, I will definitely make some. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

This is a great recipe, I'll definitely try it when Cait comes home, scones are her favorite! And the mock Devonshire cream, how easy and it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing this. Kathy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks like a wonderful scone recipe! YUM! I just had some last Saturday at a bridal tea, but I must say, yours have theirs beat!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Catherine, I just tried to post, and I don't know what happened to it. LOL! Suffice it to say, YUM! These look GREAT!

Happy FF...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Terri and Bob said...

When Bob and I were taking MS groups to England (for nearly 10 years) this was my go to breakfast, scones and cream. You bring back very fond memories!

prof en retraite said...

Hi CC...this looks yummy! I haven't made scones in years!! I never thought of making tehm with the pizza cutter...See you soon!!!...Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

I use a pizza cutter too! lol Your scones look lovely! Love the mixing bowl, I still use an antique one. lol Is the cream thick? I have been cheating and using dream whip with conf. sugar. Just wondering if the taste is a lot different.

ellen b said...

I would never turn down a scone...
These look great!

Shelia said...

Hi Catherine! Oh, these sound so good. Put the kettle on and I'll be over and we'll chat and eat these up!
Oh, you're just the sweetest thing! I really appreciate your kindness to me, Catherine.
Now you are a sweetie,
Shelia :)

xinex said...

This looks so good!. I love raisins....Christine

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

These look wonderful. The pizza cutter is a great idea.

Foley said...

Great idea with the pizza cutter..I have one of those Tupperware bowls and I love it! Enjoyed your step by step photos..always helpful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love a good scone!! I will definately try the mock devonshire cream sound yummy!

blessings
mary

JyLnC said...

They are so pretty and unique. Using a pizza cutter is a wonderful time saver.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Mmm, mmm, those look so good!

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Bo said...

Hi Catherine...you do make this look like an easy to make recipe...
and with Devonshire Cream...
awesome! ;-) Bo

Chandy said...

You make it look so easy! I'm a reluctant baker. Those raisins add a nice touch! Love it!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the recipe! I have never made them because of the fact that I hate cutting butter into things. But I think I'll try yours!!! Looks delicious!

Susan said...

Happy Foodie Friday!Pizza cutter..great idea!

Susan

preppyplayer said...

How perfect, whenever I think of tea I think of scones!

TRES BELLE said...

Yummy. I love scones. I haven't made any in ages..I may have to make some.

Kris

Paula Bee said...

I love tea and scones! I'll definitely give these a try. They look delicious! Love, Paula

claudie said...

CC I'll take some please...right now would be good or wait let's keep them for our conversation tonight LOL
Your a girl after my own heart...I LOVE SCONES...I never make them and I should.
Happy Foodie Friday..(that sounds funny)
Love Claudie
xoxox

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

YUM! These look so wonderful and it sounds easy enough. I can't wait to try to make them (OOOO, and some devoshire cream too, of course!). Thanks. laurie

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh man! That looks yummy.....wish I could bake too :)

imjacobsmom said...

Oh boy, I love scones and so does my Mom. Thanks for the recipe and the tips - I'll have to surprise her with these one of these days. ~ Robyn

Olive Rue said...

Oh you ladies are over my head now. I hate to cook. But this looks really good.

Hey did you get the pics I sent?

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Catherine, :)

I haven't tried scones before.
Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. It looks delish! I'll give them a try very soon.

Come and see my new blog makeover if you have a moment.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa ;)

Lori said...

I love the idea of using a pizza cutter to score and cut the scones. Brilliant. Great idea not to fully incorporate the dreaded raisins... ;) It's the first time I've seen a recipe for Mock Devonshire cream. Copying that one down. Thanks!