Archive for ‘Scones’

April 28, 2012

Minis are the best

I love things in mini forms. Mini cupcakes, mini oreos, mini M&Ms, mini marshmallows and basically all types of mini sweets!

Jerome said why not bake mini scones; it will be much easier to pop it into one’s mouth without having the crumbs falling all over the place. I had some left over whipping cream from the strawberry shortcake and decided to bake some! Mini scones = addictive! I could not stop at one!

I even tried my butter cake in mini slices once! Oh so cute!

April 21, 2012

Mornings are best with freshly baked scones.

It’s a rainy morning; and it feels warm and snuggly to be in bed. But what is a rainy morning without freshly baked scones for breakfast! It always makes my mind feel fresher and the day seem better.

Jerome makes a delicious latte. Warm scones with ice-cold latte; my cup of tea. : )

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April 13, 2012

Chocolate Chip Scones

I love scones. I remember my first scone that i tried was from Gloria Jeans; not exactly the best scones in the world. But I remember that crumbly texture and the warmth it gave me as I bit into the warm scone with butter. After that experience; I would constantly hunt down high tea buffets that serve “famous” scones! Some of the best in my opinion are the scones at Goodwood Park Hotel and at Shangri-La’s The Rose Verandah. Oh my. Such deliciousness.

From then, I went in search for a recipe for scones. I wanted to bake my own scones; breakfast in the morning would be complete with the smell of scones baking in the oven.

Most of the recipes seemed really complex and it literally scared me off trying to bake it. In my reading list; there was Annie’s Eats recipe for chocolate chip scones. It seemed really simple! And so off i went to try my hand at baking scones! They turned out really well and there was no turning back; I think I might have baked well over hundreds of these scones for friends and family when they were over for tea. Once, i even baked it for a dinner party as a supper dessert. No one believed how simple the recipe was! Ah well.

The recipe of the scones are from Annie’s Eat – a really brilliant lady who bakes and cooks! I have been reading her blog for the longest time!

Chocolate Chip Scones

1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips/raisins or just plain!
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine.  Toss in the chocolate chips and stir to blend.

Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture, stirring just until a dough forms and the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Knead the dough very briefly with well floured hands to ensure even mixing.

Using a large dough scoop (or a large spoon), drop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar (if using).  Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Side notes: They are delicious when left plain as well! Raisins are a great addition to these scones as well.