Royal Wedding fever is upon us with this weekend’s much anticipated nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Try these sensational and scrumptious scones for your viewing party. Even the Queen would approve!
Chocolate Chip Scones
Sweet and flaky, these Chocolate Chip Scones are bang-on, slathered in creamy butter, strawberry jam and, dare we say, a dollop of clotted cream.
3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
1) Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between fingers, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in chocolate chips. Add buttermilk and vanilla, stirring just until moistened.
3) Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, 5 or 6 times, to gather into a large ball. Do not overwork the ball or the result will be tough scones. Divide the ball of dough in half and gently pat each into 8-inch flat rounds. Brush the top of each with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
4) Using a sharp knife, cut each circle into 6 even triangles and place on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 16-18 minutes until tops are golden.
Yield: 12 large scones
It’s a Thrilla in Manila at the Bite Me More kitchen with these Ube Scones!
2 ½ cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
½ cup heavy cream
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup mashed Ube
¼ cup Ube jam (Ube Halaya)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp icing sugar
1) Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder and salt.
3) Cut in butter using your fingers until mixture resembles pea size crumbs.
4) In a small bowl, whisk cream, lemon juice, vanilla extract and mashed Ube.
5) Add to flour mixture, stir with a wooden spoon until moistened. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 4 times. Do not overwork the dough. Form into a flat round circle, about 8-inches.
6) Cut into 8 large wedges and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake scones until golden on the bottom, 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and prepare Ube spread.
7) In a small bowl, stir together Ube jam, lemon juice and icing sugar until combined. Serve with baked scones.
Yield 8 scones
Cinnamon Coffee Scones
In many ways, these Cinnamon Coffee Scones are the perfect baked good. Not only are they delicious (each bite is a perfect one of the cinnamon, coffee and brown sugar filling mingled with the moist and buttery scone), but they are also extremely easy to make. While the thought of baking scones conjured up British perfectionism, these are in fact the most forgiving pastry, ideal for both beginner bakers and a steaming cup of tea.