Jam Scones


2/3 cup Flour Unbleached
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
Salt, to taste
4 tablespoons ButterStick)
3/4 cup Milk
beaten egg or milk
2 tablespoons fruit jam


Jam Scones - Make the basic recipe for Sweet Milk Scones and divide it in two. Roll out both pieces to 1/2 inch thickness, and form each into a large round or rectangle. Brush the edges of one piece with a beaten egg or milk, and spread 2 Tablespoons fruit jam to within an inch of the edge. Put the other piece of dough on top, and press lightly around the edges to secure the sandwich. Lightly score the top into squares, cutting only part way through; brush the top with beaten egg, and bake.
Preheat oven to 450F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside. Sift together the flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in the butter (or pulse in a food processor) until the mixture looks like coarse, grainy crumbs.
Pour the milk in a well in the center and mix until a soft elastic dough is formed. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface until smooth. Roll or press the dough out until it is 3/4 inch thick. (If the dough is too thin the scone won't rise properly.)
Cut into 2 1/2 or 3-inch rounds with a cookie cutter or a glass and bake on prepared sheet for about 10 minutes or until they rise and are golden.




10.0 servings


Friday, December 11, 2009 - 1:20am



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