Sunday, September 20, 2009

Orange Scented Scones - SMS

Due to a family emergency, we made a quick day to trip to Kansas City. Today I am trying to get the things I wanted to do this weekend done in one day. My baking for the weekend was going to be TWD Cottage Cheese Pufflets and SMS Orange Scented Scones. After reading some of the comments on the dough for the TWD recipe and considering my dough skills, I decided just to bake the SMS recipe.

Since I felt like I was in race mode today, I measured and arranged all of the ingredients in advance so as to not make mistakes. I read the recipe well or so I thought. I pulsed the dough and when I went to fold it into the wet mixture, I realized a lot of the butter had settled on the bottom. Too late to correct, half the dough is in the wet mixture. The dough seemed to have a good texture when I rolled it out, so I am hoping they are still good. As I put them in the oven, I realized the glaze was supposed to go on them BEFORE I baked them. I decided to go ahead and bake them and make an icing style glaze to drizzle over them.

The reason I decided to join the SMS and TWD baking groups, is to improve my baking skills and bake recipes outside of my normal comfort zone. It's a great learning experience and next time, I will check the food processor before I fold into the wet mixture.

This weeks recipe was chosen by Robin of Lady Craddock's Bakery. You can find the other SMS bakers here. There are some very talented and creative bakers in this group.


  1. I agree. I joined groups to improve my baking skills and admire the other people's baking skills too.

    I hope that everything's okay with your family!

  2. Love the look of your scones with the glaze on them. Reminds me of Starbucks. :) Hope all is okay after your emergency.

  3. Your scones look so yummy! I made 1/4 recipe of the TWD pufflet dough, and had no problems with it. I read comments about overly sticky dough, so I drained the cottage cheese before putting it in the food processor. It must have done the trick, because I actually found the dough really easy to work with.

  4. Oh, don't you hate those moments when you realize, too late, that you've messed up the recipe? I hate that feeling. Still, I think your scones look very tasty!

  5. I joined SMS right at the start for the exact same reason and I feel a much more competent baker for it! I hope you feel the same :)

    Katie xox

  6. Just last week, while making a chocolate cake, I thought I'd made sure everything was well-mixed, bottom of the bowl and all. Then, when I poured the batter into the pan, huge chunks of cocoa, flour, and baking powder fell in. It happens to us all!

  7. Sometimes your baking "chi" is off balance, it happens to all of us. Even with your hectic weekend, thanks for baking with me and I hope you enjoyed the scones.

  8. Your scones look lovely, I like the icing on top. Sorry your weekend got away from you, I hope your family is okay. I made both recipes this weekend and though my dough was okay for TWD, I thought the scones were much yummier.


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