A scone or two (Daring Bakers, Jan 2012)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

By now, you’ll have seen countless scones popping up on blogs of Daring Bakers everywhere. Here’s mine to add to the mix. Even though I actually made these on time, it took a little while to get this post up. We were too busy squeezing in as much fun as possible before the holidays ended.

(Plain scones on left, ginger beer scones on right)

Sadly, it’s back to school tomorrow, so I’m off to double check supplies. I’ll leave you with the blog-checking lines and scone photos.

  Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

I made the challenge recipe which yielded delightfully buttery scones (go to  Audax’s blog for incredibly detailed instructions on pursuing the perfect scone). Since scones are so quick and easy, I threw in a batch of ginger beer scones as well, based on Belinda Jeffery’s lemonade scones (find an adapted version of the recipe at Lemonpi). I used ginger beer and crystallised ginger, and skipped the wholemeal flour.

 (Try humming the following captions to this tune. Why? Because I could) ;)

Give me a scone with lots of jam please

That’s just the bees knees 

A bite or two, oh will that do? 

We’ll need more for a snack

Bring some more to the front 

And we’ll promise to share.

Forgot to mention - the plain scones were layered, and the ginger beer scones kneaded, which gave the "innards" a different look.

See you soon! Malaysian Monday will be slightly late I think :)


Audax said...

I have to say the interior crumb photos are simply amazing the texture of the inside is stunning superb job on this challenge. I hope school goes well for you this New Year. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

chef_d said...

Your scones look delicious, great job!

Renata said...

Yummy looking Scones, Shaz! I had never heard of ginger beer, but sounds interesting!

shaz said...

Thanks Audax - all thanks to your very informative instructions!

Thanks Chef D

Renata - ginger beer is a ginger flavoured soft drink (fizzy and sweet, no alcohol).

Beth said...

Looks like you had lots of lovely scones to enjoy! I'm glad you had a great holiday.

grace said...

i've had a real problem scones for a long time--they're often so very dry! ginger beer? well, now, that's an enticement if ever there was one!

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

Your scones look fantastic. I made ginger beer ones too, that is funny :)

shaz said...

Cheers everyone :)