One of the best times of the day, and even more of the weekend, is undoubtedly breakfast. I love when this time is spent with the family around delicacies: a brioche, pancakes, waffles, or even scones. Hmmm!
Tasting a good scone, still warm, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, is divine.
I have a very simple little recipe that I adapt according to the seasons. A few weeks before Christmas, I like to flavor them with orange peel and grapes. In summer, it will be more blueberries.
Scone recipes, there are about as many as there are houses on the other side of the Channel. But this recipe is really easy to make. And of course, delicious. (That’s why it’s my recipe!) It’s a simple quick mix in a food processor that you place on a baking sheet before sliding into the oven.
I let you imagine the smell that spreads through the house.
The great thing about these scones is that you can make a nice batch and then store them in the freezer. All you have to do is put them in the oven for a few minutes to enjoy. It’s so good with butter.
These scones aren’t just for breakfast. Of course, with a tea to taste it, it’s absolutely perfect…
Easy candied orange peel scones:
1/2 tsp salt
50g icing sugar
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
320g fermented milk
100 g raisins
100 g candied orange peel (recipe here)
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
In the robot, put the flour, salt, icing sugar, baking soda and butter in pieces.
Add the fermented milk and pulse for a few seconds until a ball forms.
Place this dough on a floured work surface and add the raisins and peel cut into small pieces.
Bring the dough back on itself so as to incorporate the fruit and at the same time give it a ball shape. It’s sticky, that’s normal. It is not necessary to have a perfect ball
Place it on a baking sheet.
Brush with milk and cut deeply so as to have 8 pre-cut pieces. Do not try to separate them from each other.
Bake for about 25/30 minutes.
Let cool before serving with butter and possibly marmalade…
To finish: if you don’t have fermented milk, just add 20 g of lemon juice to 300 g of milk. Let stand 10 minutes.
Fermented milk with baking soda is the guarantee of good, well-developed scones.
Feel free to use other dried or candied fruits.
With chocolate chips, it’s also delicious