Enjoy the most delicious homemade scones with both original and Matcha flavors are presented in only one easy recipe.
Scones are easy and require a few daily ingredients to make; however, they taste amazingly great and are the best for breakfast or afternoon tea dessert. Besides, scone becomes a trendy pastry in Asia nowadays where people create more interesting ones by mixing with all kinds of different ingredients. For instance, cranberry scones, lemon blueberry scones, Matcha scones, chocolate chip scones, and savory scones. Basically, you can add anything you like to the scones and make the most delicious and unique flavor out of them.
What are the ingredients?
- All-purpose Flour and Bread Flour- In this recipe, I used two different flour to make the scone taste denser. You can use all-purpose flour only instead of both to make a soft texture.
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder– It is important to use a fresh baking powder as possible which opened within 6 months, so the scones can be raised high and fluffy after baking.
- Butter- Keep the butter chill and firm before use it. You can cut the butter into small cubes to make it easier to combine with all the dry ingredients.
- Heavy Whipping Cream– You can use cold milk or milk with yogurt as a substitute. When you want to make a creamy soft scone, heavy whipping cream plays the more important role in this recipe. Besides, adding heavy whipping cream to this recipe make the scones taste more moist and fluffy.
- Matcha Powder– Matcha is my all-time favorite when comes to dessert or drinks, so I have to make Matcha scones for my craving. You can also use cocoa powder, chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, or Nutella to the recipe to make a fantastic new flavor from the original ones. By making a special flavor scone, just combine those ingredients into the dough before chilling in the refrigerator. In addition, if you are adding cocoa powder to this homemade scones recipe, you need to reduce the same amount in all-purpose flour instead.
Tips for making a beautifully raised scone.
As I mentioned, scones are the most simple pastry to make. However, they may not look nice enough as you expected if you don’t know the tricks.
- First, we need to make the butter is chilled enough but soft at room temperature. A nicely cold piece of butter is the key to make the scone rise high.
- Secondly, NEVER over-mix or knead the dough. You should just combine all the ingredients when they come together.
- Finally, we have to refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.
How to store homemade scones?
- You need to let the scones cool down properly before putting them in an air-tight container. And the scones stay fresh for 2 days at room temperature.
What to serve with scones?
- The most classic way to enjoy scones is to cut them in half and apply cream and fruit jam, such as strawberry jam, peach jam.
- A flavored scone is excellent to enjoy by itself with coffee or tea.
- 210g All-purpose Flour
- 37g Bread Flour
- 30g Granulated Sugar
- 3g Salt
- 6g Baking Powder
- 56g Unsalted Butter
- 124g Heavy Whipping Cream
- 37g Egg
- 4g Matcha Powder
- Add all-purpose flour, bread flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl, whisk well.
- Cut the butter into small cubes, and add them to the dry ingredients. Mix well with a spatula.
- Whisk the egg and heavy whipping cream in a different bowl. Then add it to the dry ingredients, and combine all the ingredients with your hand gently. And stop when all the ingredients are just come together, don't over do it.
- Transfer the dough out to a floured surface, then flatten and shape it to a rectangle with a roller. Cut the dough into half, then stuck one on another and flatten it again. Keep repeating the same direction 3 times until you get a nice and smooth dough.
- Wrap the dough with a plastic film, and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
- Pre-heat the oven to 356F.
- Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the fridge. Flatten it again with a roller and cut it into 10 equal pieces.
- Transfer the dough to the non-stick baking pan. Brush each of them with egg wash, and sprinkle some almond slices as you like. Bake for 20 minutes.
I made the scones with two flavors, original and matcha. Divide the dough after combine all the ingredients, dry and wet. And add matcha powder to one of them before transfer to the fridge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 5.9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 22.7gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 3.1gProtein: 3.4g