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Simply Scones: Quick and Easy Recipes for More than 70 Delicious Scones and Spreads

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A book by Leslie Weiner

Scones make delectable treats for afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, even midnight snacks. This tempting book features more than seventy luscious recipes for scones and spreads certain to delight both traditional and adverturesome palates:    Sweet … see full wiki

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Author: Leslie Weiner
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
1 review about Simply Scones: Quick and Easy Recipes for...

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw

  • Jan 9, 2008
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+5
Somewhere in the past year or two I have developed a real yen for scones. We used to have a tea house and various coffee houses in my city that served them, and I would occasionally buy one when the mood hit. Then all of a sudden my city was sconeless. I couldn't get a scone to save my life. I drove to every coffee place and bakery I could find... nothing. So I decided I'd make my own. I added this book to my Amazon wish list and my husband bought it for me for Christmas. Since Christmas I have been a scone making machine. As I type the air is filled with the heavenly aroma of fresh out of the oven Apple Oatmeal Scones.

I have made several of the recipes and everyone has been easy to follow and wonderfully delicious.

Table of Contents:
Metric and Imperial Conversions
Introduction: Ensconced in Scones
Sweet Scones (examples: chocolate chip orange, gingerbread, raspberry filled almond)
Savory Scones (examples: hearty grain, potato bacon, rye caraway)
Spreads (examples: curd, clotted cream, maple butter)
The Perfect Tea (the authors guide you through some tea time etiquette and ideas)
Index

A few of my favorite recipes:

Blueberry Coffee Cake Scones - it has a streusel topping
Cheese Scones - Cheddar and Parmesan cheese with a dash of red pepper. I served it with chili one night.
Apple Oatmeal Scones - with apples, dates, oatmeal and molasses it's a hearty scone and a great on the go breakfast.
Citrus Curd - I love lemon curd and this recipe takes it to another level with a bit of orange juice and peel.

The recipes call for you to place the scone batter on a buttered 8-9 circle on a cookie sheet, then cut the scones yourself,then bake, and if necessary re-cut. I also received a scone pan for Christmas and I would highly recommend it. The baking temperature and time does not change and the amount of batter is perfect for the pan.

My only gripe about this book is its size, about 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, and the binding; it's next to impossible to keep the page open face up. I like my cook books to be able to remain open for easy access. Other than that this is a fantastic little book and I plan to keep on making a scone a day.
NordicWare Scottish Scone/Cornbread Pan

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