Sunday, November 05, 2006

Lime scones!

I happened to come across this recipe for meyer lemon scones by Baking sheet. Ive wanted to taste a meyer lemon since the time I heard about them, but no luck so far. Instead I had to use limes. I varied the recipe to add an egg and light cream. Unfortunately, forgot to take a snap.

Limey scones

2c unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 c organic sugar
1TBS baking powder
pinch of salt
4-5 Tbs of cold unsalted butter (half a stick, or little more)
juice and zest of 1 lime ( reserve abt 1-2 tablespoon of juice for the glaze)
1 egg
1/2c light cream(or milk)

for glaze - mix confectioners(powdered) sugar with lime juice

Preaheat oven to 400
mix the first 4 dry ingredients in a big bowl. cut the butter into smaller pieces then rub it into the flour until it becomes well blended and there are no 'globs' of butter left. Sandy texture or like bread crumbs. mix in lime zest. in a separate bowl beat the egg and cream together. Add the lime juice. Immediately(before it curdles) mix this into the flour to form a dough. If it is too sticky add a little more flour. Dont overknead the dough, just blend until mixed. Over working the dough makes the scones a harder texture.

Form it into a circle on your baking sheet and cut into 6 or 8 triangles. separate them slightly.
Bake on 375-400 for abt 15 mins or until it starts to turn golden. Dont overbake. Immediately spread glaze on each one.

Most scones taste best(to me) fresh out of the oven, but this was the first one which actually tasted better the next day!


Blogger TS said...

This sounds tasty indeed! Wish you had a picture too! Will keep visiting. Do drop by my way sometime...


November 06, 2006 11:25 AM  
Anonymous shashi said...

I am visiting your blog for the first time and you know everything looks so delicious. Are you the chief chef for any 5 star hotel? Not that one has to be a chef to cook such delicious food Just wondered.
It is lunch time here and looking at your blog has made me feel very hungry. But it will be only sandwiches for me I am afraid.

November 07, 2006 8:27 AM  

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