Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rosemary raspberry lemony delicious scones

Warning, these are highly delicious!

Here's the recipe:

Rosemary raspberry lemony delicious scones

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves (I like lots of rosemary flavour so I ended up crushing most of it up and then sprinkling whole pieces in towards the end of mixing)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup raspberry jam (or whichever kind you'd like :)

Yummy lemony glaze:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
2-5 tablespoons powdered sugar (adjust accordingly, I prefer more of a tart flavour so I tend to use less sugar)
1/4 cup water (you may need to add more/less depending on your sugar amount)

What cha do:

For the scones: Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease baking sheet or use parchment. Set aside.

Grind rosemary, but set aside some whole pieces (1/2 tbsp) to add in later. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground rosemary, salt, and butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually stir in the cream and whole rosemary pieces until the mixture forms a dough. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/2-inch thick, 10-inch circle. Using a knife cut like a pizza into triangle pieces of dough and put on the prepared baking sheet. Using an index finger gently make an indentation in the center of each pastry heart. Spoon a 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each indentation. Bake for 15-18 minutes, take out and glaze the scones and then place them back in the oven until the edges are golden brown (should be only another 1-2mins). Transfer the cooked scones onto a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes.

For the glaze:
In a small saucepan over medium to low heat, mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add the water and continue to heat while constantly stirring. Stir until mixture thickens. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the scones.
Enjoy :)