Saturday, August 13, 2022

Weekend Cooking: International Scone Week

It's not an exaggeration to say that for at last three years I have been bloghopping around this time of year and found posts about the fact that it was International Scone Week and I had missed it. This year I was determined to be ready for it, so I saved a draft of this post around a year ago!

International Scone Week was created 11 years ago at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, but now it is hosted by Tandy from Lavender and Lime.

The idea is to share a scone recipe with other bakers from around the world.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I thought about making Scones with Lemon Myrtle, but then I realised that we had blueberries, so I decided to make blueberries and white chocolate scones. This recipe comes from Australian Women's Weekly website

I only made a half batch and that was enough to eat them still warm out of the oven with jam and cream and then we had the remainder for breakfast the next day sllathered with butter.

As you can probably tell from the pictures, the answer to age old question is that it is jam and then lots of cream in our house

White chocolate and blueberry scones

4 cup (600g) self-raising flour
2 tablespoon icing sugar
60 gram butter
90 gram white chocolate, chopped
60 gram fresh blueberries
1 1/2 cup (375ml) buttermilk
3/4 cup (180ml) water, approximately

Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Grease 20cm x 30cm lamington pan.

Sift flour and sugar into large bowl; rub in butter with fingertips. Add chocolate and blueberries.

Make a well in centre of flour mixture; add buttermilk and almost all the water. Use a knife to "cut" water and buttermilk through the flour mixture, mixing to a soft sticky dough.

Press dough out to 2cm thickness. Dip 4.5cm round cutter in flour; cut as many rounds as you can from piece of dough. Place scones, side by side, just touching, in pan.

Gently knead scraps of dough together; repeat pressing and cutting of dough, place in same pan. Brush tops with a little extra milk; bake for about 15 minutes, or until scones are just browned and sound hollow when tapped firmly on the top with fingertips.

Here are some of the other scone recipes I have shared over the years:

Sally's Scone

Weekly meals

Saturday - Out for dinner
Sunday -  Out for dinner
Monday - Beef Chilli with sweet potatoe wedges
Tuesday - Green Curry Chicken Pie
Wednesday - Spanish Tuna Pasta Bake
Thursday - Beef, broccoline, mushroom
Friday - Takeaway

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  1. I did not know about scone week. Haven't made them for well over a year but that might change after blog hopping and seeing these recipes.

    1. There's some delicious sounding scone recipes around Tina!

  2. I love scones but seldom make them for some reason.

    1. It was a nice treat to make on a Sunday afternoon Jackie!

  3. Oh I kind of wish I had known about this. I love scones and love the sound of these with blueberries and white chocolate.

  4. OK, those blueberry and white chocolate scones really caught my eye!

  5. I love scones and your blueberries and white chocolate scones are calling my name!

    1. Diane! Diane! That's the scones calling your name.

  6. I definitely do not make scones enough!

    1. Me either. Especially seeing as they can be quite simple

  7. I think I would enjoy these! Funnily enough, I tried making raspberry and white chocolate scones this year and they just did not work. Thank you for taking part :)

    1. I ended up making raspberry and white chocolate muffins a couple of weeks later. I would be happy to eat either really.

  8. oh my these sound absolutely fabulous marg!! yum to blueberries and white choc!!

  9. White chocolate and blueberries sound absolutely scrummy. Not a combination I've enjoyed in a scone before - not yet anyway!

    1. Scrummy is a good word for them Choclette!



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