in search of the perfect scone

well, my search for the perfect scone may just be over. i made a batch of cream scones tonight, only smaller bite-sized ones, and they are to die for!!! i used dried cranberries and added the zest of an orange. they are the lightest, fluffiest scones i've ever tasted, even though my photos don't look as dreamy-creamy as Smitten Kitchen's. thanks again, Deb, for posting this recipe.

i also made half a recipe of these buttermilk scones that i'd made before. i cut them into smaller triangles (about 3 inches long and 3/4 inch thick) and didn't bake them as brown this time (about 12-15 minutes). these buttermilk scones are not as light as the cream scones, but they aren't so bad themselves. good with some lemon curd and Devonshire cream, too!

then, i found these scones posted by Julia:

the recipe is here with measurements in metric. i will have to try this recipe to see if it makes a more perfect scone than those cream scones i made tonight.

[Post Edit March 18, 2007]

For more great information on scones, follow this blog's thread: In Search of the Perfect Scone.

And a discussion on the difference between scones and biscuits: Buttermilk Biscuits with Goat Cheese and Chives

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At July 31, 2009 9:57 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

those look amazing!

At August 31, 2009 12:46 PM, Blogger SteamyKitchen said...

Scones rock!! And your are gorgeous. I once tried to make them triangular shaped, but thought it was easiest to just "blob" them on the baking sheet! ;-)

At September 02, 2009 7:20 AM, Blogger Piegirl said...

@ Hannah: thanks, and they tasted amazing too!

@ SteamyKitchen: the triangles were mini-triangle scones, quite cute! i don't really care how scones look like, they just have to taste good! thanks for the compliments.


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