Friday, March 21, 2008

Scone? What's a scone?!

No, people, I've never had a scone. In my life. EVER. But alas, the day has come! I had about a half gallon of milk about to go bad. Basically my milk was dated today. I'm sure there are people like me; I hate to use milk past the date on the jug (I don't I've ever used the word 'jug' in my everyday life. Wow, another first!). I've wasted milk before, but I've never been ambitious enough to find a way to use up my kitchen and pantry items before they go bad. I don't know what came over me, but I knew if I asked my friend Katie, she'd have plenty of ideas for me to get rid of my almost-sour milk.

So I emailed Katie, and she came back with a few ideas, and I was like nah, that's not doing it for me, so then she wrote back with "blueberry scones." DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER! I knew I had all of the ingredients on hand at home (that's a first!).

I came straight home after work and immediately starting working on these babies. They turned out great!

2 c. flour plus 2 Tbsp, plus 1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
6 Tbsp butter, plus 1/2 Tbsp, chilled
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 c. half and half, chilled (I used 1% milk with a few spoons of fat free vanilla yogurt)
2/3 c. frozen Maine wild blueberries (store brand frozen berries for me!)
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment (I used my silpat sheet).
2. In small bowl combine frozen blueberries and 1 Tbsp flour and toss to combine.
3. Place blueberry mixture back into freezer.
4. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
5. Take butter out of fridge, cut into chunks and add to flour mixture. Cut butter into flour until pea sized or smaller.
6. Add vanilla and half and half and mix in with a spoon until just barely incorporated.
7. Take blueberries out of freezer and knead into mixture until mixture forms a ball of sticky dough.
8. Turn dough out onto floured surface and pat down into rough 9-10 inch circle.
9. Cut into 8 triangles and place triangles onto prepared baking sheet at least an inch apart.
10. Take 1/2 Tbsp butter and cut into 8 small pieces. Place one small piece of butter on top of each scone.
11. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy. Now as I've said, I've never had a scone before in my life, so I don't have anything to compare mine to, but if I still wanted more after eating one, that must be good!


Anonymous said...

These turned out so well! Yum! I'm so glad you liked them. I can't believe you've never even eaten one before! I'm glad you chose blueberry. I love blueberry!

Jaime said...

i've never had a scone either!

Renea said...

Mmm, I love scones. Blueberry sounds great!

Linds said...

I LOVE scones. Yum.
I also have milk that is soon to go bad...hmmmm, I'm feeling like I may be copying you very soon :)

Liv said...

The *only* thing that will make this recipe better is when I send you some yummy Jersey blueberries from Hammonton. I've got the hook-up (wink, wink)