It has begun. I’m going to figure out
– once and for all – if I like scones. Tonight we’re making cranberry oat scones. Wish the scones luck.
Preheat the oven to 375.
I laid a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. I set it aside.
Then I removed all cats from your kitchen. (No cats. Cats are bad for food. But cats are good all other times.)
Here is a shot of all the ingredients I needed to make the horrid scones.
I mixed together all the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.)
I sifted them together.
Cutting it into pieces, I added my cold, unsalted butter.
Using two knives I cut it up so it formed a crumb-like mixture.
I added my rolled oats.
I added the dried cranberries.
I added some zest. (Lemon or orange. I used an orange).
Here is what it looked like. Pretty!
Then, I ruined it and mixed it together.
I added buttermilk. This is me with the buttermilk. I had trouble finding it. Whole Food’s was sold out. Shocking.
I stirred it all together.
And then I floured my surface.
I kneaded it lightly. (4 or 5 times.)
I formed a 7-inch circle and cut into 8 triangles. (We used a pizza cutter. Cool, eh? Misshapen, but cool!)
I took the triangles and placed them on the parchment covered cookie sheet.
I took a large egg and cracked that bitch into a bowl.
I added a tablespoon of milk. Wisked them together like one might a scrambled egg for breakfast. (We used buttermilk because we don’t have any milk. We carry soy milk but no milk).
I painted the mixture onto the top of the scones. (This was super fun.)
And then I baked it for 15 – 18 minutes. (I always err on the side of caution.)
When they were finished, I removed them and turned the oven on broil.
I sifted quite a bit of powdered sugar onto the top of each one.
Finally, I broiled them for no more than a minute or two.
And look! A SCONE!
Technically, the sugar should have caramelized more but I’m a moron and didn’t realize where the broiler was on our oven. Toby figured out what I had done, but it was too late. I was worried that they would overcook, so we only broiled them for about 30 seconds. This is why the tops aren’t totally caramelized.
To view the recipe, click here.