Archive of ‘Scones’ category

Rhubarb & Ginger Scones for TSA

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Welcome to my stop on the TSA (Tuberous Sclerosis Association) Tea and SCones Blog Party!  The TSA raise money, awareness and provide information about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:

‘An estimated 1 million people world-wide have TSC.   Some will be diagnosed with TSC very early in life whilst others may not be diagnosed until later childhood, adolescence or adulthood….’

– more information can be found on their website.

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As their fundraising theme this year is Tea and Scones, I couldn’t contribute anything other than a scone recipe to the blog tour and I promise you this recipe does not disappoint.  My mum even told me they were the best scones I have ever made!  I must admit they are damn good.  A crisp sugar crusted top with a tender middle, the little chunks of rhubarb provide a soft, tart bites and the sweet candied stem ginger lifts makes the flavours sing!  I know, it sounds like I’m gushing about scones but really, make them.

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Blueberry and Walnut Scones

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I was at home this weekend to visit my family and friends, of course, but also (and mostly) because my mum and dad were getting a new kitten.  This is incredibly exciting to someone like me who adores cats, future cat lady right here!

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We went to pick him up on Saturday morning, and since then he has taken to his new home as if it has always been this way.  He is just a crazy, playful, super cute kitten who we are all completely in love with already.  Of course I had to come back home to Glasgow eventually and I miss him already!  I mean look at that face…

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When I was baking these muffins he was following me all around the kitchen trying to get in to every cupboard and drawer I opened, trying to figure out what on earth I was up to and why I wasn’t playing with him.  Despite the distraction, I manged to finished baking without any kitten related disasters, and they turned out great.

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These scones are light and flavourful.  A little bit too summery for the season perhaps, with the fresh blueberries, but I just really fancied baking with blueberries.  They have a brilliant flavour after baking, and go really well with the toasted walnuts and spices here.  Alone, the scones are not overly sweet, but that was a great excuse for a maple glaze and means you are able to sweeten them up with some homemade jam. (more…)

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Chocolate Orange Scones

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I think it’s time for me to start baking some classics.  Every baker should have a handful of go-to recipes in their repertoire to pull out of the bag when required.  I’m talking vanilla sponge, chocolate chip cookies, banana loaf, pancakes (I know, not really baking) and….scones!

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Well, that was my intention.  I ended up adding orange zest and dark chocolate chips to these scones.  They taste really good, so I don’t actually feel too bad about it.  All the properties you want in a classic scone are still here, slightly crispy golden tops that are fluffy and moist inside, with the added bonus of chocolate!

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I am no scone expert but I’m getting there and these were a definite success.  So good that the cat I was looking after stole one from under a tea towel in my kitchen and carried a whole scone through to the living room!

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