Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snowy Day Scones

Snowy Day Scones
Makes 8 scones

OBJ: TCW be able to deliciously occupy her time while snow continues to mount outside her window

3 C pancake mix with blueberries ( I used Krusteaz brand), or plain Bisquick should work
¼ C ugar
2 eggs
1 4 ounce unsweetened apple sauce cup or ½ C
2 TBS vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ whole milk
1 C fresh blueberries (frozen would work too)
¼ all purpose flour, for helping to flattened dough
Glaze: adapted from Food Network- Tyler Florence
¼  C fresh lemon juice
1 C sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
½ TBS unsalted butter

1.      Preheat oven to 400 degrees, use parchment paper to line  2 baking sheets
2.      In a large bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and sugar
3.      To that, add the applesauce and vegetable oil. Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix until small crumbs form
4.      In a separate, smaller bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract
5.      Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate into dough, do not over mix. If too wet, add spoonfuls of pancake mix to thicken it up
6.      Add blueberries and fold in
7.      Place dough on a heavily floured surface and use your hand to flatten it to about ¾ inch thick, it should be about a 12 inch by 6 inch rectangle (or something around that)
8.      Cut one slice down the middle lengthwise, then cut diagonals so that you are left with triangles
9.      Use a spatula to pick up scones (they might still be sticky) and place on prepared baking sheet
10.  Bake for about 20 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through baking time. They should be golden brown when taken out
11.  Let a cool on a wire rack a bit before glazing
12.  For glaze, place lemon juice and sifted confectioners’ sugar in a microwave safe bowl and mix together
13.  Add zest and butter and microwave for about 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth
14.  Drizzle over scones and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. they make me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea!!! look delish although i'm not a baker, the recipe looks user friendly:)