The last time I made blueberry scones Eilene did not like them. I had thought she simply did not like hot, cooked fruit. In talking to her, I found out that what she did not like was the soggy bread around the fruit. Using dried fruit was the solution.
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Jan was using one of her few opportunities to sleep in this morning. I—of course—woke up at 6, like I usually do. I decided to surprise her with scones this morning.
Last week Jan had asked for scones, but I did not hear the request. (Hey! I have medical proof that I am slightly deaf in the range of women’s voices. It’s not my fault!) I woke up today planning to rectify the error. Tomorrow may be Mother’s Day, but today we have British scones.
In a recent Cooks Illustrated, they had a recipe for British scones. I woke up thinking about making scones this morning, but Jan had cleaned up and I couldn’t find that issue. Fortunately I remembered enough of the discussion about the differences between American and British scones to wing it.
The primary difference between American and British scones is the sugar. British scones do not use it. While I like my scones with a hint of sweetness, I just do not like them cloyingly sweet. I add some sugar, but not a lot.
I have recently been making excellent scones, but why leave it at excellent? My mother, Claudia, used to make raised dough cinnamon pinwheels. These were heavy, sweet and sticky, and took hours to make. Could I make a lighter, slightly less sweet cinnamon pinwheel that I could make in much less time?
I am still trying to perfect my scone recipe. The last time I made scones I was half asleep and I added four cups of flour instead of four teaspoons of baking power. Fortunately I realized my mistake before I had added the butter. To recover I simply doubled the dry ingredients and then saved half in a plastic bag in the freezer for the next time I fancied scones.
Jan woke up in the mood for scones. She knew that I have had a jar of double strength orange-infused sugar sitting on my counter melding for two weeks now. She asked for orange scones.
Adapted from a Zurie recipe
We had leftover blueberries from dessert last night. Jan woke up with, “I wouldn’t mind blueberry scones this morning.” Please note that she never really asked for scones, but that is just her way. I usually make oatmeal scones, but today I wanted to do something different.