Sunday, August 22, 2010

Banana Chip Scones or Plain Recipe- International Scones Incident Party

Plain Scones are wonderful with butter or jam. But here is a different version that are a great treat any time of day, delicious and easy to make. This is a great party to join hosted by Penny, and co hosted by Anh  and Cherrie thanks so much and Happy Birthday to all the August babies!~

Banana Chip Scones:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of pecans (optional)


In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter. Mix banana and buttermilk all together well Add to the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips, nuts and fold in until just moistened. Knead 12 times. Break dough out into a 6" circle.

Sprinkle with sugar. With a round cutter into 6 - 8 circles or wedges with a sharp knife if you don't have a round cutter. Place 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425F for 12 minutes or until golden.
Plain Scones Basic Recipe:
1/2 stick butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk
1 egg beaten
Optional 1/2 cup raisins, nuts, or fruit like blueberries or berries.
Basic Recipe
Makes 12 scones
Heat the oven to 450
Grease and flour a cookie sheet.
Place the butter, flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles course meal crumbs.
Make a well in the center and stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
Turn the mixture on to a floured board and knead lightly, roll out 3/4 inch thick using a round biscuit cutter or cut into wedges with a sharp knife.
Cut 12 rounds or wedges.
Place on cookie sheet and brush with the beaten egg and milk mixture. Bake on highest rack in a hot oven for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown. Serve with butter or jam.

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