Thursday, August 3

The perfect scone…

Last month, I went on vacation to Brighton for a week. (Britain) It was my very first holiday on my own and I’ve had such a fantastic time…
(It was an organized trip for teens which came with an intensive English course; this means I had 6 hours a day lesson... - seemed handy for my blog!)
I stayed in a youth hostel with people from roughly 60 different countries (!) and met some really nice people…

What I especially miss about my trip is my morning ritual I developed over there. Since the food we got served was just AWFUL, every morning, after the others had theìr breakfast and I’d had my first cup of coffee, I would walk to “the little village bakery” across the street and ordered a perfect breakfast: 2 delicious, freshly baked fruit sconesScones served just out the oven with an absolutely perfect texture, an amazing taste, wonderfully dry and o so crumbly; these were without a doubt the best scones I had EVER tasted. Now, back home, completely scone-less and slightly depressed, I have decided to find out the secret of this perfect scone and ‘ll get the recipe!
Although it’s very simple to make scones, I have already come across about 100 different recipes, all claiming to make the perfect one…
…With sugar or sugarless, with milk, a mixture from milk and water or buttermilk, adding no eggs, just one, or many, and how much flour? and what about the amount of butter???...
Kind of frustrating and really not helping!

OK, maybe it’ll take some loads of scones, but I will post the perfect scone recipe! :)
If anyone has any useful tips (or perhaps already the perfect recipe…) please be so kind to leave a comment! :)

8 comments:

marieke said...

Hi Julia,
I just love your foodblog. Every day I'm looking forward to new posts. I like to read your story's and recipes and look at your mouthwatering photographs. I can really feel your enthousiasm for food and baking. I wish you all the luck in continuing your blog and of course in your search for the perfect scones recipe.I'm sorry, I'm not able to help you in these, but I will check your blog to see if you've succeeded!

UnGourmetGal said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog and it looks great. You have to share the scone recipe you finally decide on because of the three times I've attempted to make scones they turned out to be complete disasters. Quite enraging at the time, but hilarious now. Make sure your baking powder isn't 10 years old, just a tip I learned from scone baking attempt #1. My baking has significantly progressed since then so come check out my blog. I just got it up and running so there are not many recipes yet, but there will be soon.

Natalia said...

Oooh, Julia! I love scones, they're one of my all time favorite foods! I'm so excited for your scone quest.

I've made a lot of scones and posted about a few of them. My favorite one so far is from Martha Stewart. Here's the link: http://fromourkitchen.blogspot.com/2006/05/course-two-scones.html

I hope your search goes well, and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time getting to the perfect scone.

Ivonne said...

Ciao Julia!

That sounds like a delightful ritual indeed! Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely little blog here. I've added you to my bloglines account so that I can keep track of you.

Good luck with the scones!

Julia said...

Hi marieke! Thank you, that’s so nice!

Hi UnGouremtGal! haha I’ll keep that tip in mind(!) Yes, of course I’ll post the recipe, I’m quite close now actually, so with some luck any day now...:) your blog looks very promising, have already put it with my other favourites on my comp.
(I’ve got still some trouble with blogger template, but hopefully I’ll soon have a link list to other foodblogs...)

Natalia, I checked your post “course two: scones" immediately, yummy! (I left my comment...)

Thanks Ivonne, glad you like it! :) Hopefully it'll soon be bigger! :)

sarah said...

hi julia!

I think your blog is absolutly wonderfull!
every day I check your blog and when I see that there is a new recipe I get all exited!
good luck with your surge for the perfect scone, I will bet you will succeed!!

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j said...

hey! hope you don't mind but I was just browsing through your blog, and in case you still would like a perfect scone recipe, here is my favourite recipe:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4622/classic-scones-with-jam-and-clotted-cream

(the most important part is not to work the dough too much, and to fold it 2-3 times before cutting the scones out)

Happy baking!! :)