A good scone and a hot cup of tea is a recipe for a happy day. But a good scone is hard to find. The fine ones, are moist on the inside and golden crusty on the outside. Airy, flavorful and tender! If you find yourself craving for one, try your hands at these Easy Fruit Scones.
I have a tendency to hoard on chocolate, dried fruits, sprinkles and all kinds of crockery. Because I need them for my baking and photography experiments. This huge box of candied fruit had been sitting in my refrigerator for more than a month. I had been contemplating what to make with them.
There is a lovely recipe for Fruitcake Biscotti on the blog. And there are a couple of fruit cakes here too. My other favorite tea-time treat, the Tutti Fruity Cake is a fairly simple buttery vanilla cake with lots of fruits and nuts in each bite. But since I wanted something fancy, I settled in for these Easy Fruit Scones. The recipe is very simple and you can’t really goof it up.
Certain tips to keep in mind, when making any kind of scones:
Unlike cakes, scones are always made with cold refrigerated ingredients. Cold ingredients ensure that the final scone is flaky and rises higher. Just like with cookies, using room temperature butter can cause spreading.
Double sifting the flour and baking powder makes scones airy and allows them to gain a good height.
When making scones, don’t knead and work the dough too much or else the gluten will tighten up.
Scones need to be baked carefully, just until the outside is golden. If baked any longer, they are tough and dry.
These Easy Fruit Scones stand perfect on all accounts. I made these over the weekend and everyone loved them. Both my siblings had a hard time waiting to eat these while I finished with my photography. I made both round and triangular scones. The round ones were a favorite with all. We ate them like sandwich cookies, with lots of cream and jam filled in between.
The Easy Fruit Scones make for a great winter breakfast or a lovely snack with your evening tea. They are only mildly sweet and hence love a good splashing of jam on them. What are your favorite kind of scones? Sweet or savoury?