Every summer Dave's parents come to visit and his mum brings us all kinds of treats! Our usual requests are tea, chocolate, chewing gum and homemade jam. His mum makes the most amazing jam and I wanted to put it to good use so I decided to make some scones with it. I love afternoon tea scones that come with jam and clotted cream. So I thought, why not include the jam within the scone? These 'sandwich' style scones are delicious and the perfect snack or breakfast for having guests over. I'm planning on making them again once Dave's parents arrive.
The month of July is going to be quite hectic. We have a few last visitors coming over the next few weeks before we move back to Victoria. We have a friend from Vancouver visiting, friends from Kelowna, my sister and her husband and then finally Dave's parents. They're going to be here for a few days before we move then they will come down to Victoria with us. We don't have a place to live in Victoria yet, hopefully we will find something come fall but we aren't too worried since we have my parents basement to stay in until then. It could be a big help for us to save up for our next trip, to Ireland for Christmas, so we aren't in too much of a rush. Dave's parents have already requested a few baked goods so I think I will make these for them, as well as some others before packing up all my baking supplies!
Recipe: (From Wood & Spoon blog)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp jam (your choice of flavour)
- 3 tbsp coarse sugar (if you want, I did not use this)
- In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut the butter into the dry ingredients. I use my hands here to get pea sized crumbs to form and the butter is all mixed in.
- In a separate bowl mix together the cream, egg and vanilla.
- Pour the liquid into the dry mixture and stir together.
- Place mixture on counter and knead together until dough forms. (If the dough won't come together add a bit more cream.)
- Divide dough into two and roll out into two identical circles. You can use an 8" cake pan to help you get the same size and a pretty much perfect circle.
- On one of the circles of dough place jam. Spread out evenly and thick, however, leave a 1/4" of outside of dough free.
- Place the second circle of dough on top of the jam covered circle and pinch the edges together.
- If you want, brush the scones with a bit of cream and sprinkle with sugar (I did not do this step.)
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until it is golden brown.
- Let cool slightly before cutting it into triangles and letting the jam set.