Tangy chevre, along with the blend of finely ground peppercorns, make this scone a zippy, savory breakfast treat that pairs well with virtually any jam, jelly or marmalade, from blueberry to fig and grape to guava.
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It's the one time of year when people seem to remember this grand old dame of cakes, and I'm taking full advantage. By sneaking it into breakfast. Scones are the obvious vehicle for the same flavors as the cake—ginger, raisins, and walnuts are already old hat—and they're even amenable to a little bit of icing without turning into a cupcake.
Impress your guests and always have a fresh batch of scones on hand.The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking presents a recipe that's easy to make, and even easier to eat thanks to the nice balance of sweet and tart flavors.
Because you can't possibly buy all the baby stuff you need yourself, you have a baby shower. Or rather, you have your sister throw a baby shower for you. Then she will spend weeks researching tiny versions of normal food, as if all the guests coming to the shower are babies themselves. For example, why serve normal sized peach scones when you could serve mini scones scaled down so that they would look normal sized—if they were being held by a baby?
Hip hop and high tea aside, these Scone Thugs are pretty awesome: delicate, buttery, and packed with loads of bright lemon zest. Cake flour and plenty of butter give them a wonderfully tender crumb.
From common courtesy if nothing else, I knew I had to make the mix. So I rolled up my sleeves and quieted my fears that these scones would be of the same ilk as the lame, confused, meaty-sweet treats that gave the bacon trend its death knell.
Even though it's really just a matter of measuring out the ingredients, shaping the scones, and baking, the return is big. These are wonderfully crumbly-tender scones riddled with chunks of walnut and sweet-tart dried cherries. They're topped off with crunchy turbinado sugar and just a pinch of salt.
When polling my friends for their favorite regional sweets, one of my pals from Utah mentioned loving "fried scones." Fried Scones. The very name brings to mind what might happen if you gave Brits access to the best of Paula Deen's archives.
At breakfast, brunch, or tea-time, we're always happy to have a scone. The simple dough is perfect for making your own, and that's just what you did. From strawberry scones to cinnamon chips, check out your best scone creations in the slideshow.
Lavender is something that I prefer to keep to my laundry rather than my food, with two notable exceptions: Eating in Provence, and Easter. Crate and Barrel clearly feels the same way because in addition to seasonal offerings like felt bunnies and egg shaped cake pans, they sell a lavender scone mix.
In 1995, a group of British historians found a 9,000 year old nut processing pit on the island of Colonsay in Scotland. The nut of choice? Hazelnuts. Just a few years ago an even older house was found near Northumberland in England. What was scattered all over the floor? Roasted hazelnuts.
Given the long ramp-up to the holidays, Christmas day always seems to be over in the blink of an eye. Just as I'm really getting my carol on, it's Christmas Eve. And then before you can say, "Socks? For me?" it's time to pack my presents into a suitcase and head on home.
I have a thing for foresty flavors. If a tea is described as mossy; if pine needles are infused into a custard; if gnomes built their homes and hung their tall red felt hats there, I'm in. While making a California Bay Laurel leaf pastry cream and blueberry compote for a filled doughnut, I discovered the blueberry's affinity with piney flavors. At Peels, where I'm the pastry chef, we offer seasonal herb, fruit and vegetable monthly-changing sweet and savory scones. Cornmeal offers great textural juxtaposition, as well as an obvious seasonal pairing. On the East Coast there's no better berry to dedicate late summer bakery offerings to than our prized blueberries.
Scones can be buttery and filling, perfect winter food, but these apricot scones are decidedly made for summer. Their texture is fluffy and light and they're loaded with fruit. If you're not an early riser, take heart: these are simple drop scones, meaning they're morning-assembly friendly and no biscuit cutters are required.
Springtime is brunchtime. When the warmer weather hits, just about everyone wants to spend their weekend mornings outside at a sidewalk cafe. So for this week's Mixed Review, I tested two fresh-flavored, Spring-friendly scone mixes: Crate & Barrel's lavender version ($6.95), and Sticky Fingers lemon poppy seed ($5.99).
While scones certainly aren't difficult to make from scratch, I was intrigued by the different versions of King Arthur mix available at my supermarket: cherry-almond, cranberry-orange, maple-oat, blueberry, and cream tea.