Sunday, May 16, 2010

Scones with Sarah

I was recently informed by my dad that I haven't made scone in a while.  He's right...in fact, I haven't made scone since I made these...in October!  Yikes! 

I made them with my friend, Sarah.  It's so funny because we'll both decide we need to hang out and when I ask what she wants to do we usually end up cooking something.  I guess we would rather do something where we could talk as opposed to watching a movie and having to pay attention to that instead of each other (and Luke!!!).  Anyway, after giving her the peach scones from so long ago, she said she wanted to make some. 

So, I found this recipe from Emily and we went to baking.  This is actually the FIRST scone recipe I've made that has allowed me to form a disc and cut the scones into triangles. 

It turned out DELICIOUS!!!  I highly recommend this recipe...and have another scone recipe coming, specially made for my dad this weekend! 

Cranberry, White Chocolate & Toasted Walnut Scones (Recipe adapted from Emily at Sugar Plum)

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (spooned into cup & leveled with knife)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries, soaked in hot water
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 large eggs, divided use
1/4 cup yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; whisk in 6 tablespoons sugar until combined. Knead in butter, using fingertips, until well incorporated and mixture starts to clump together, forming pea-sized lumps. Gently stir in cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips until combined.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, yogurt and vanilla until combined; sprinkle into flour mixture and toss together using a fork.

Turn shaggy dough out onto a floured surface, and gently pat and knead until it comes together, handling as little as possible. Form two (6-inch) rounds. Insides of the rounds should be thicker. Slice each round into 6 equal triangles and place on cookie sheets.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I read Emily's blog too.

The scones look nice. Glad you fulfilled your dad's desire!

Abby said...

White chocolate! Love it. And I dig the perfect, classic triangle shape, too.