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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Strawberry-Basil Scones

It's Cherie and I am guest posting again! I was flipping through torn out recipes and when I came across one that I had just about all the ingredients for I threw caution to the wind, tweaked the recipe to what I had on hand and went for it. So here you have my first batch of scones!

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 scoop of ground flaxseed

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks

1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

2 tablespoons snipped basil

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup milk (The original recipe calls for half-and-half but I only had fat free and it worked fine)

Additional milk and sugar for topping

In large bowl stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. {Here is where I say forget it, I am not patient and I used my Kitchenaid on low.It works folks}Gently toss in the strawberries and basil. Make a well in center of flour mixture, set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together eggs and milk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once. Stir gently until moistened.

Turn dough onto a generously floured surface. Knead by folding and gently pressing it five to seven times, turning the dough a quarter each time. Transfer to a lightly floured parchment-lined baking sheet. Pat or lightly roll dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Cut circle into 12 wedges and pull apart slightly. {Yeah, circle is a loose term. I would say big oval, this is also where my in ability to read directions thoroughly before baking got to me. I didn't cut it before it went into the oven, I realized it after a few minutes tried to cut it and it didn't want to separate. So what I say! I just re-cut it after taking it out of the oven, before it had a chance to cool} Brush wedges with additional milk and sprinkles lightly with sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 16 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftover scones. Reheat as needed for 15 seconds in microwave.

And there you have it, my first batch of scones! I enjoyed mine with homemade strawberry jam made by anther family member and it was of so good!

1 comment:

Amber said...

I love the strawberries and basil! These look so good!