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