Foodie Friday: Scones

Ham and Cheese Scones
Via Damn Delicious


Scones are a biscuit-like cake made from flour, fat, and milk or cream. They are a great breakfast or snack.  They can be sweet or savory.   We have found some great scone recipes for you to add to your recipe collection.  Hope you enjoy them!



Ham and Cheese Scones

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup diced ham
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Add cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in buttermilk, cheese, ham and chives until a soft dough forms.

Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pill, roll the dough into an 8" circle, about 1-inch thick, and cut into 8 wedges.
Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.  Serve immediately.


Orange Cream Scones
Via A Latte Food

Orange Cream Scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 Scones

Ingredients:
Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp orange zest (about the zest of 1 large orange)
1/2 cup cubed butter, cold
1 large egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp orange zest (optional--it makes the glaze extra orange-flavored!)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking oil).

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter and mix the dough until the butter is about the size of peas and the dough resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, egg, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1" thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles.
Brush the tops of each scone with a little bit of heavy cream, and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until scones are golden brown.

While the scones are cooling, mix together melted butter, powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.


Pour the glaze over the scones and enjoy!


Chocolate Chip Scones
Via Brown Eyed Baker


Chocolate Chip Scones
Yield: 16 scones 
Prep time: 20 minutes 
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes 
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:  
Scones
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces chocolate chips (semisweet or dark)
2 cups heavy cream, cold

Topping
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a wooden spoon, stir the heavy cream into the flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.

Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until a soft dough forms (about 2 minutes). Divide the dough into two equal balls. Working with one at a time, pat each one into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 triangles. Transfer the triangles to the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. These scones are best served the day that they are made, but can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag to store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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