Since we got back from England...we have been eating a lot of this:
Yum. Scones, Jam, Earl Grey, and CREAM!
We found something called "thick cream" at Safeway. This stuff may kill us if we are not careful.
So I have been making a lot of scones, as we found that they are impossible to purchase here. (We tried .Once. Never again.)
So I started with the recipe in the "Betty Crocker cook book". They were hard, and dense. Overall: unpleasant (could have also been my inexperience).
Then "Joy of cooking". Had better success with this one. I read and re-read the mixing instructions. I have found this to be of utmost importance. I have since bought a pastry cutter. Essential for any scone lover.
We ate many of these scones, till I realized we are eating these so much...I needed to find a healthy recipe. (J'o'cooking, has all white flour...)
So, I came up with the ones in the pic above. I substituted half the flour with whole wheat, and half with Spelt flour.
Risky? I know.
But they actually came out well! Light and flaky. So I will provide the recipe...but for detailed mixing see the joy of cooking.
Preheat oven to 450F
2 cups four (1/2 Whole wheat 1/2 spelt flour)
2t Baking powder
1/2 t salt
mix above (or if you are lucky a little helper will do this very willingly, and patiently. Amazing what a 22 monther is capable of!)
cut in 6T butter, (I used margarine, but butter would be better)
cut until looks like bread crumbs
add 3/4 cup milk
mix only until wet (I use my hands - works best - also I had to add a little flour cuz it was too sticky)
Roll on counter (just press with hands to 1" thick)
cut circles with a glass (or, if you are that organized use a cookie cutter)
place on ungreased pan.
cook 10-15 min.
eat while still hot with jam, cream, and earl gray tea.
Then you can come to Bath next year and fully indulge your addiction!