Thursday, March 26, 2015

Scones in a pinch. . . . . . . .


If you like freshly baked scones with your afternoon tea (and that's the way 
they should always be served, they're not so good when a day old!) 
 or even earlier in the day, perhaps for 'elevenses', that truly British 
mid-morning break when a nice cup of tea or coffee fills the gap between 
breakfast and lunch . . . . . . here's a suggestion.


Give Sticky Fingers a try - that cute little bag of ready-to-bake scone mix which comes
 in several flavors. These made recently were cranberry, delicious right out of the oven 
and drizzled with a little lemon icing I made. (Just confectioner's sugar and pure lemon 
juice mixed until smooth and the right consistency for drizzling). Split and buttered
they're even better.



As you can see I have a couple more flavors on hand for future teatimes - do stop 
by if in the neighborhood - when a bite into something quick and sweet from the 
oven is needed.
After kneading lightly, I usually pat my scone dough into a circle on a cookie sheet,
scoring it into eight wedges so that they pull apart and have softer edges,
preferring these to round scones. When time permits I make my own from scratch 
with fresh fruit such as strawberries. I love a savory version made with whole 
wheat flour, adding grated Cheddar cheese and scallions or black olives - 
the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of good homemade soup.

Have you hopped aboard the scone bandwagon? 
Do you have a favorite recipe to share?



17 comments:

  1. They look absolutely delicious. Scones can be so hit and miss but this looks like a guaranteed success! xx

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  2. Too bad I have to stick to a gluten-free diet!! Anyway, usually I post a reminder on Twitter when I update my blog. I'm @tgra1961 there.

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  3. I have never heard of this mix Mary. Your scones look delicious! I will have to find the mix as I don't always have time to make them from scratch. When I do, I love King Arthur's triple cinnamon scones.

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  4. Richard and I picked up the Lemon Poppyseed mix a few weeks ago while we were perusing the shelves at World Market for a new doormat. (Found a lovely spring one that was unexpectedly on sale at the register! What a pleasant surprise!) I have yet to make the scones yet, but Richard informed me that he would occasionally buy Sticky Fingers scone mix for a quick batch of weekend scones... before he and I ever started dating! What a rather "refined" bachelor he was... Haha! xo

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  5. I have always made scones from scratch but this is a great idea. I never iced mine either ! I would like one of these mixes. You know me, anything sweet :)

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  6. I'd love to try these. Your photos have convinced me. :) Deb

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  7. Dear Mary, Your scones look fabulous and no doubt they are super delicious. So like you to add the lace paper doily to make an especially beautiful presentation.

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  8. I never bake any longer because I am along with only my 2 little doggies.
    And, I would be the one eating it all.
    But, you have tempted me !! This looks lovely and makes a point of sitting down to converse with people you love and care about. Do you think we are losing all this in our modern society? xx's

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  9. They look so delicious. I will for the mix in Grocery Stores here. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love scones but rarely make them. Now a package mix would be wonderful to try. We don't have World Market here though. :( Yours look delicious and the drizzle of frosting is a nice touch.

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  11. Your scones look so attractive. The icing and pretty doily take them up a notch.
    A great idea to keep a couple of these mixes on hand for spur of the moment visitors.
    I have tried the pumpkin variety and thought they were quite tasty.

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  12. As a tea lady, yes I do love scones. I make my cream scones round and my fruit scones in wedges. Two favorite recipes. Many of them go in the freezer for delights on another day.

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  13. I love scones but rarely make them, but when I do I certainly enjoy them. My favorite is with cranberries.

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  14. I've made the strawberry. They are good. '-)
    Wish I had one this evening with a cup of tea.

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  15. Those look great! What store do you find them in?

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    1. Penny I always buy mine at World Market. If you don't have one nearby you can order them online I think from their website - Google 'Sticky Fingers'. . . . . if not I can send/bring you some! We're in DC now so it won't be this weekend, sorry.
      Mary X

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  16. I'll be there in a bit! :-) I love scones...have since I had them in Ireland!

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