Monday, February 06, 2012

Tangerine Scones

How time fly and tomorrow will be the last day of Chinese New Year. It is also known as Chap Goh Meh (15th day of CNY) in Hokkien dialect. I didn’t do anything this CNY but I am planning to make some pineapple tarts and maybe another type of cookie as Diana will be flying in for a visit so I can give her some to take back to NY. Is already a week since we move into our new home and I am starting to venture out on my own. There is a supermarket near our house that sells really cheap produce. All the vegetables and fruits are so much cheaper than other supermarkets. I bought a whole bunch of Tangerine for only $0.58 a pound. They were super sweet and delicious. I decided to use it to make some scones for our breakfast. Actually this is my very first bake from our new home. I still have to get to know my oven as it work a bit different from the one at PA. These scones were so light and fragrant that Carlos had 2 right after it came out of the oven and don't they look great to serve them on Valentine's Day?




Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
113 gram/1/2 cup cold butter – cut into cubes
½ cup + 2 tbsp milk
1 egg
1 tbsp tangerine zest

Glaze:

¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tbsp tangerine juice



1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line the sheet pan with parchment paper. Beat the egg and add in the milk and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined flour, baking powder, salt and tangerine zest. Mix well. Add in the cold butter, rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
3. Add in the milk mixture, mix until it comes together. Pour the dough out on a well-flour work surface. Knead lightly to form a ball. Flour your hand and pat out the dough to ¾” thick.
4. Using a knife or a cookie cutter cut into desired shapes. Place the scones on the baking pan. Collect the scraps of dough and roll it out and cut into shapes again.
5. Brush the top of the scones with a bit of milk and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until lightly brown and the insides are fully baked. The scones should be firm to touch.
6. For the glaze mix both ingredients together.
6. Allow the scones to cool down before drizzling the glaze on it. Serving it with some jam and butter.

16 comments:

Shereen said...

They do look perfect,Gert!We love scones and I used to bake them all the time last time but don't know why, I stopped baking them for the last 3 years.Maybe I should start baking some!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Very pretty heart shape scones! Must be very good with the citrus flavour :)
Happy Chap Goh Mei!

Anonymous said...

Gert

Lovely scone, great idea to make them for breakfast in bed on Valentine's Day. I like to have those with marmalade jam. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Chap Goh Meh

Yen

My Little Space said...

Hi Gert, Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy 'Yuen Xiao Jie' to you & your family too! Whoa, finally it comes to an end of CNY. However, your tangerine scones sounded amazingly delish.
Hope you're having a wonderful time at your new home. ((hugs)) & Take care.
Blesings
Kristy

Food For Tots said...

What a brilliant idea to use tangerine for making scones! Your scones love extra sweet with the heart-shaped! Hope you have a smooth transition in your new home. ;)

Jeannie said...

Wow! heart shaped scones sounds perfect for valentine's day indeed! looks delicious too!

lena said...

hello gert, nice to know that you've settled down at your new place and getting cheap groceries!! These scones are so pretty..i kind of miss scones now..

Мъх said...

I'd like to have some;)
Looks so yummi;)

Zue Murphy said...

The scones look so yummy!!!

CaThY said...

awesome scones Gert! :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hey Gert, so happy that you're settling down well! And it's so good that you found a decent supermarket near your place(I presume an Asian one) near your place! Love those scones, so puffed and yummy!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Glad that you have settling down and can get cheap stuffs from nearby market. Your scone sound so refreshing with Tangerine!

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

lovely scone...love to try this recipe next time.

Elin said...

Gert...I love anything heartshaped :p these scones looks light and fluffy...lucky Carlos :)

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, thank you. We love scones too especially when they are freshly out of the oven. Scone is easy to bake. How come you stop making it?

Ann, thank you. Hope you had a wonderful CGM too.

Yen, thank you. Yea make sure you make some and serve it to your hubby :)

Kristy, Same to you too. We are getting settle in. You take care too.

Food For tots, thank you so much.

Jeannie, yeap. Great for Valentine's day :)

Lena, we are settling in pretty well. I am glad that the produce here are cheap but meat are more expensive though :)

ICook4Fun said...

Mbx, thanks.

Zue, thanks

Cathy, thank you.

Bee Bee, ha ha yea it is good to be back in CA. No the cheap produce is not at the Asian place but one of the regular supermarket here. There is a Ranch 99 about 10 min drive from here which is very convenient.

Sonia, thank you.

Puan Ros, hope you like it.

Elin, ha ha me too :)