Hey Hive Fam! It’s a chilly and blustery Friday so we can’t think of a better snack to make than our orange date scone. Scones are a fan favorite and we have a wide variety in our shop ranging from savory to sweet to a everything in-between. Today we are cooking from one of our home kitchens due to safety precautions for social distancing. We hope this video inspires you all to get a little creative in your own kitchen and to most importantly *USE WHAT YOU HAVE.* We are huge proponents of making do with what’s already in your kitchen as opposed to staying strict to any recipe. After all, this is how some of our own best recipes are born…..we encourage you all to IMPROVISE! Each of our scone recipes vary depending on which type we’re making but we are going to leave you with our base recipe for you to design your own at home favorite!
SCONE BASE RECIPE:
1/2 C Sugar (for sweetened varieties)
2 C AP flour
1/2 tsp salt (up to 1 tsp salt)
1 1/2 TBS baking powder
1 stick cold, shredded, unsalted butter
1/2 C milk
Mix flour with salt and baking powder. Add butter until combined. Add in whatever mix-ins you are working with (approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup of ingredients). Slowly add milk until a dough begins to form- do not add more milk than needed. Work dough until stable but don’t over work. Press dough in a disk and cut. Place scones on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 F for about 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. If making iced scones plan on using 2 Cups of powdered sugar and adding water along with whatever extract or fresh juice to get the desired consistency. Ice scones once they’re cool or you’ll have an iced mess on your hands. ENJOY!