Scones have long been a treat during tea time. While the traditional scone recipe calls for flour, butter, sugar and milk nowadays you can conveniently find the best scone mixes at your grocery store. These mixes offer an easy way to whip up scones.
However they can be used for more than the version. In this article we will explore some ways to put scone mixes to use.
1. Delectable Savory Scones
For a twist on the sweet scones consider trying out savory variations. While many associate scones with breakfast or tea time indulgence these savory alternatives can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
The process of making them is as straightforward as crafting their counterparts. With a few ingredient adjustments.
To begin gather your chosen scone mix along with any desired ingredients. Grated cheese is a choice as it imparts an creamy flavor profile to the scones. You have the freedom to use your type of cheese, like cheddar, Gruyere or Parmesan. Then select some herbs that you would like to incorporate into the mix.
Fresh herbs, like rosemary, thyme or chives work great. If you only have dried herbs those will do too.. Don’t forget to sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on the scones to bring out the savory flavors.
When you have all your ingredients ready just follow the directions on the scone mix package as you would for scones. However of adding sugar and fruits gently fold in some cheese chopped herbs, salt and pepper.
Feel free to be generous with the cheese and herbs since they’ll give your scones a burst of flavor. Make sure not to overmix the dough we want light and fluffy scones!
Next step is shaping the dough into whatever shape you prefer. Round or rectangle works. You can also get creative by using a cookie cutter for scones.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake according to the instructions on the package. Keep an eye, on them as baking time might vary slightly; we don’t want them to brown much.
Once your savory scones turn brown. Are fully cooked inside take them out of the oven and let them cool down a bit before serving.
2. Scone Bread
If you’re a fan of scones but craving something why not try making scone bread? It’s basically a loaf of bread made using scone mix of bread ingredients. Just follow the instructions on the scone mix package.
Instead of shaping scones shape the dough into a loaf and bake it in a bread pan. The end result is an slightly sweet bread that can be toasted with butter or used as a sandwich base.
3. Scone Muffins
If you’re more inclined towards muffins than scones don’t worry! You can easily whip up some scone muffins using your scone mix. The process is similar to making muffins. With the added convenience of using the ready to go mix.
Just follow the instructions on the package. Instead of forming scones spoon the batter into muffin tins and bake as directed. The outcome will be fluffy muffins, with all those flavors we love in a good old fashioned scone.
To get started simply refer to. Follow the instructions provided on your chosen brands packaging for preparing these treats.
Typically you’ll need to incorporate some ingredients, like milk, eggs and butter into the mixture. Make sure to combine everything until you achieve an well blended batter.
Afterward, of shaping the batter into scones its recommended to spoon it into greased or lined muffin tins. Fill each muffin cup about two thirds to allow space for the batter to rise and expand while baking.
4. Scone Pancakes
If you enjoy both scones and pancakes why not combine them? By using a scone mix you can easily create light and fluffy scone pancakes that capture the scone flavors. Simply follow the package instructions, for preparing the scone mix.
Instead of forming scones spoon the batter onto a griddle or frying pan and cook them as regular pancakes. Serve with butter and maple syrup for a breakfast or brunch treat.
5. Scone Cobbler
Scone mixes can also be utilized in making a fruit cobbler. Just follow the instructions provided on the scone mix package to prepare the dough. In a baking dish combine your fresh or frozen fruits with a sprinkle of sugar and cornstarch to create a filling.
Top the fruity filling with dollops of the scone dough and bake it in the oven until the fruit becomes bubbly and the scone topping turns a brown. Enjoy it while warm accompanied by a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, for a dessert.
While scones are indeed a timeless delight you can explore avenues with scone mixes. From scones to scone infused bread, muffins, pancakes and cobblers there is an array of possibilities to go beyond the scone recipe.
So when you find yourself with a scone mix, at hand feel free to embrace your artist and experiment with something new. Your taste buds will surely appreciate the adventure!