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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2012, 06:31:00 am »
Thanks Judy Dawn for the abbreviations I was wondering what an MC was ha ha ha! Really helpful
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« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2012, 06:33:18 am »
So you've seen this list then Kathster?
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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2012, 04:10:13 am »
Just made these scones and they're tasted great.  Thanks very much Nay-Nah for the recipe, so simple!

Question, when I got them out of the oven, they were lop-sided (picture the leaning tower of Pisa).  Does anyone know what could cause this?

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« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2012, 08:51:17 am »
My Mom taught me how to make scones and she always said the less you handle the dough, the better the scone. So mix until it all just comes together then gently press out to about an inch thick before cutting. Other tips: 1) dip your knife/cookie cutter into flour before cutting - your scones will then rise straight up and not be lop-sided (don't use MC, it compresses the dough). 2) when you brush the top with milk, make sure you don't let any dribble down the side or that side will be "glued" together and your scone will rise lop-sided. 3) Press your dough out into two eqaul sized portions then give one a light spray of oil and place the other on top before final press and cutting out - makes your scones easy to split once baked.

Not sure if this is the reason kent but these tips discussed lop-sided scones.

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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2012, 09:04:28 am »
Wasn't my Mum Twitterpated - she was hopeless at making scones  ;D

That was a copy of a quote I found from Rogizoja. 
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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #125 on: April 27, 2012, 06:44:30 am »
I seem to remember being told way back that if you put uneven pressure on the scone cutter your scone won't rise evenly. Mine are always lopsided, I just don't seem to be able to do it.
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« Reply #126 on: April 28, 2012, 04:34:36 am »
Thanks for the hints everyone :)

I did brush some milk on the top of them, and some of it did dribble down the side, perhaps that's the reason why.

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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #127 on: May 06, 2012, 02:33:10 am »
Made these for the umpteenth thousandth time today for the good folks from our local Coast Action group.  Started at 10.35, served by 11.00 with jam and cream on top! Had time to fill the thermos's when scones were cooking.  Al very impressed, but I think I got the easy end of the deal when they were out in the cold weeding and planting! 
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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #128 on: May 09, 2012, 05:39:30 am »
I have never made scones in my life but I had a lovely plumber here today and I made him some of Tenina's lemon curd. He promised to stop by this afternon and bring me some bush lemons from a tree a neighbour is about to trim so I thought  I would try this recipe.

I have to tell you that even I was able to do this in just a few minutes. I also thought I would use the macarone tray I paid 20 bucks for . This is how they turned out. I amazed myself. Not bad for a first effort.


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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #129 on: May 09, 2012, 08:26:53 am »
Maybe you could whip up us a batch for morning tea on the WA retreat Gretchen.   :-*
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« Reply #130 on: May 09, 2012, 08:36:57 am »
Maybe you could whip up us a batch for morning tea on the WA retreat Gretchen.   :-*

Ah shucks JD I would love to but my tray won't fit in my plastic bag. LOL!

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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #131 on: May 18, 2012, 06:16:09 am »
Yum - they look fantastic!  :)

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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #132 on: May 18, 2012, 07:23:33 am »
They do look great Gert, what recipe did you use?
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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #133 on: May 21, 2012, 07:42:42 am »
Lemons, did you say lemons Gretchen......

I have lemons, they just trimmed my tree right down today..
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Re: Scones - Nay-nay's family recipe
« Reply #134 on: May 21, 2012, 07:49:05 am »
Not more lemons! I now have enough lemon juiced to last the winter. You must too.

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