Monday, August 17, 2015

TPS Kitchen: Raisin Scones

Seeing all these women collecting teacups and saucers made me hanker for some scones. I don't know where to get some decent ones here so I just made them myself. I used Ina Garten's recipe, with some modifications. I think my modifications led to a cakey scone rather than a flaky one.


Ingredients
    2 cups flour
    1 tbsp sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    half a bar of butter, frozen and grated (using a frozen grater)
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup cold sour cream
    1/2 cup raisins
    1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk or water, for egg wash
    Makes ~20 two-inch-diameter scones

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Ina recommended using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, which I don't have. I just used my rubber spatula. Pwede naman, nakakapagod nga lang. Blend in the cold butter. Combine the eggs and sour cream and add to the flour/butter mixture. Combine until just blended.



2. Add the raisins.


3. Place the dough onto a floured surface. Flour your hands and the rolling pin and roll the dough out to 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter.




4. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the scones with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.


5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the outsides are crisp and the insides are done.



*Nigel! Bring me my tea! And some clotted cream and jam.*

17 comments :

  1. ooohhhhh!!! drool!!!

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    1. My former English boss used to make scones and his were a bit on the flaky side. I was kinda hoping for such flakiness, but mine are not bad at all. #Defensive. Hehehe

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  2. Mukhang madaling gawin ah? Eh kahit man lang convection oven hindi pa ko nakakabili! :(

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    1. Madali lang talagang gawin. I think a toaster over will do in a pinch.

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  3. Uy mukhang pang mayaman itong recipe. Pati ung rolling pin.. sosyalin!

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    1. Hindi naman. The most expensive ingredient would be the butter and you won't even use the whole bar. :)
      Thank you! I love that rolling pin. :)

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  4. Gusto ko nito! Babalikan ko tong recipe mo pag sinipag na ako magbake ulit. Good luck sakin!

    Gusto ko rin maka-experience ng afternoon tea, preferably with my mother or my sisters. One day! :)

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    1. Super-daling gawin nito, Edel. Hindi ka aabutin ng 1 oras.

      Meron high tea yata sa Raffles. Okay naman presyo. Si Dbrightspot ang nakakaalam ng mga ganyan-ganyan. Gusto ko ngang mag-set up sa bahay. Kaso ako lang mag-isa. Walang hilig si TheHusband or si Sharkteeth. ♪♫ All by myself. ♪♫

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  5. Si Mareng Cath Kidston hahaha next time paki samahan ng tamang towel bwahahaahaha #HanapAwaySisters

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    1. Nakuuuuu...dalawa ang makaka-away natin nyan eh. Alam mo na. Ang kakalabasan tayo ang kontrabida. At sulsulera.

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    2. Samahan na ng Cath Kidston spatula and cake stand para dun idi-display ang raisin scones =)

      Sheesh, 2 agad ang huhulaan ko?? Wala bang clue dyan? LOL!

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    3. Diane, ikaw ang magkwento kay Leah. Ikaw ang originator ng theory. Hehehe.

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  6. Ganda ng rolling pin ;) penge ng scones!

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    1. Thank you! Sa next batch?

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  7. Ooooh. You used your Cath Kidston rolling pin! Hindi lang sya accessory pang-style ng baking pictures. 8-)

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    1. Hahahaha! I had to. I just had to. I needed to justify spending more than 200 for a rolling pin. It was either use it for actual baking or use it on TheHusband when he comes home late.

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