July 26, 2007

GRIDDLE SCONES and a HOLIDAY!!!


Scones are a favourite breakfast treat in England and Scotland.The First scone recipe I made was a savoury one.Then recently I found another recipe for scones which are made on a griddle or tava.I was so happy that I did not have to preheat my oven.Most important,these can be whipped up in a very short time.

Ingredients:225 gms plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cream of tartar

25 gms margarine/butter

25 gms white granulated or caster sugar

150 ml milk


Method:Heat a griddle/tava on medium heat, and smear some butter/fat over it to keep the scones from sticking to the griddle.

Now,mix the flour,baking soda,and sugar well.Add the margarine/butter and rub with your fingers till it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the milk and mix with a fork to a soft consistency where it holds together.

Flour your counter or a chapathi rolling board.With floured hands,divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.Take each piece and knead lightly on the board and flatten it to about 1 cm thick,about 3-3.5 inches in diameter.Place on hot griddle.Cook on medium heat until each side is golden and the scone is puffed up.Don't cook on high heat or the scones will collapse upon removing from heat, and the insides may still be raw.Best eaten fresh but can be stored and reheated for the next day as a snack or even breakfast.


My Notes:These tasted exceptionally good warm,freshly made, with some butter.I used soya milk in place of milk since I am lactose intolerant.They still turned out good.If you donot have cream of tartar,don't panic.

Instead of the plain flour and cream of tartar,you can also use self raising flour with 2 tsp baking powder.I have made these using both ways and they turned out good either way.


And now,what holiday,you ask?Well,the last three months have been more than agonising for me since we were not able to plan our yearly vacation to India.Well finally the gods decided to smile upon us, and we travel this saturday to India!So,it is a short goodbye from me to all of you, and see you again in September.I donot know if I will have much access to internet at all once I leave Hyderabad,so I can't promise that I will be around much.I will try though, and hopefully,come back rejuvenated with lots more recipes to share with you all.I will also be able to try out many of my favourite recipes from you all after I come back as I am planning to get some much needed kitchen stuff this time.Wish me luck,friends.See you soon then.These scones are all that I have had as breakfast all of this week since I started packing and cleaning before leaving for India.That is how fast you can make these-it takes literally 20 mins from start to finish!

27 comments:

SeeC said...

I know how happy it feels to be back India.Have a great trip !

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and the detailed presentation. Never knew that Scones are so easy to prepare.

bee said...

enjoy yor vacation, vini. do take some cool pics in india and show them to us, if you can.

Asha said...

Have fun there Vini!:)
Scones look yummy.

Sia said...

thats a short notice indeed:) enjoy ur hols n come back safe:) will miss u darling.

bhags said...

Have a great trip...we'll be waiting for your snaps and recipes

Roopa said...

enjoy your hols :) happy and safe journey back dear.

Coffee said...

Hey... have a very good vacation in India!
The scones look good! :)

Sharmi said...

hey have a nice trip. when you mentioned hybd, it made me home sick. enjoy and have fun!

Jyothsna said...

Thanks for the recipe and enjoy the vacations!

Sandeepa said...

You feel so happy don't you ? have agreat time and relax

USHA said...

Hi Vinik.

Happy vacation////enjoy your trip...Recipe looks good.

Dee said...

Vini, first time heer. I am from hyd too... happy Vacation !

Mansi Desai said...

Hi, your blog looks amazing, very well made and well organized..i've just started a new blog http://funnfud.blogspot.com...could you visit it and perhaps include it in your "My Blog Friends'" list? I've linked to yours on my blog

Thanks,

-Mansi
http://funnfud.blogspot.com

Rachna = Dumela said...

hey vini, loved your meme, and hope u have a good and safe trip, come back with lots of stories and pics...

swapna susarla said...

have a great holiday back in India vini.
All the best for ur future "kitchen plans":-)

Poonam said...

Hey Vini, their texture is like one side of a toasted English muffin! Looks good.

sunita said...

Vini, enjoy your trip.

Cynthia said...

Have a good one and see you when you get back.

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Madhavi said...

Dear Vini!
There is an award waiting for you in my blog.plz check the following link to see the award.Hope to see you soon!
http://myveggieworld.blogspot.com/2007/08/varalakshmi-vratamaward-and-surprise.html
Thanks
Madhavi

SMN said...

Hi Vini,

This is my first time in ur blog.. liked it.. Loved the Scones.. recipes. Hey happy stay in India..

Sia said...

hey girl, r u bk from ur vac?

Seema said...

Nice recipe Vini. Specially becoz this can be made on thava. Happy holidays girl. Enjoy and have fun.

Pooja said...

hey vini,
so r u back or still enjoying at India?
this scones looks yummy !
i have passed on an ward to you , pick it up from my blog dear : )
take care
-Pooja.

sunita said...

Hi Vini, how was your trip...I presume you're back? How's the little lady?

Swaroopa said...

vini

nice post on scones. also can u add me to ur blog list.

http://nourishingindianfood.blogspot.com/

thanx a head