Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Sorcerer's Scone Part II

I'm on a mission to making the perfect two-point scone. Last week the results were less than desirable so after some research I've come up with a variation.

RECIPE
Two Point Scone Recipe, Lemon Blueberry
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup **fat free buttermilk
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
1/4 cup low calorie butter
2/3 cup dried blueberries
Crystal Sugar Sprinkles (optional)

**TO MAKE FAT FREE BUTTERMILK: Mix 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice + 1 cup of fat-free milk to make fat free buttermilk. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and sugar; mix well and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and lemon zest. Stir wet ingredients and butter into dry ingredients until just combined; fold in blueberries.

Drop 12 equal two-inch mounds of batter on prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Bake until tops just start to turn golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Entire recipe makes 12 scones
Each scone = 2 Point total

For wastenot-wantnot purposes, I made four point scones instead of two point which means I’m baking six scones from this recipe, not twelve.



WHAT I DID DIFFERENT
Added 1/2 cup more flour. This gave it more of that scone-like consistency.
The rising agents are the baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. They rose beautifully!
Added lemon zest for a hint more of flavor.
Grated the cold butter into the batter. Next time would even freeze it a bit.
Added sugar crystals to the top of each raw scone.



RESULTS


Now these look like scones! The texture was spot on. It could be contributed to the extra 1/2 cup of flour or the rising agents or the fact that I added the butter in cold, not melted. Next week I will go back to only 2 cups of flour and see if anything changes.

Could not taste the lemon zest at all. At this point I don't know if it's even worth the pain to milk a lemon of it's zest.

The sugar crystals were perfect! Had the same texture my second momma and I love. Will be using the sugar crystals here on out. I'm using about 1 tsp. which is 15 calories so they are not effecting the point value at all.

Tried chopping the blueberries up a bit. What a waste of time this was. They stuck to every kind of cutting device I tried using thus only making a mess. At this point I would cut down on the dried fruit. I think it's a little bit too much. Next week I'm making it only 1/2 cup of dried fruit.


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Check back next Tuesday for the never-ending saga of The Sorcerer's Scone!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh...if I could have reached into my computer, I would have eaten that scone right on the spot!!!!! Looks TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!

your second mom