What is a Scone and Where Did They Come From?

Scone Recipes

Few things are quite as delicious as the warmth of a fresh box of cookies and a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa - except maybe a scone. As you bite into your next scone, whether it’s from your oven or at your local gourmet coffee outlet, though, you may wonder exactly where scones come from. For those who may not appreciate scones quite as much as they should, a quick understanding of this delicious treat may be in order. Scones are basically a sweetened version of a biscuit. They’re a quick bread recipe, and like so many, they

Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

Must like creating gourmet desserts, this recipe creates a scrumptious batch of biscuits. And who doesn't love homemade biscuits? Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, or 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2/3 cup milk The texture of the biscuits should be light and tender. The dough should be minimally stirred and kneaded to ensure a flaky crumb. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease two 8-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, cream

Braided Sesame Ring

Braided Bread Ring Recipe

photo credit: schoukah via photopin cc Ingredients: 7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour 2 packages active dry yeast ¼ cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 ½ cups hot water (120 to 130 degrees) ½ cup mayonnaise 4 eggs 2 tbsp. sesame seeds In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, sugar and salt. Gradually beat in water until smooth. Add 2 more cups of flour, mayonnaise and 3 of the eggs; beat well. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes

Bread Dough Recipe

Bread Dough Recipe

Sometimes homemade bread is delicious to add to your meal, other times you might be making a meal to give to someone in need. In this case, homemade bread is a great idea to add to any complete meal gift. Ingredients: 3 lb. all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. salt 1 oz. yeast 1 tsp. sugar 3 cups warm water 1 tbsp. corn oil Put 2 tbsp. of the flour into a large bowl, preferably wooden, and add the salt (a little more or less depending on the taste). Mix the yeast and the sugar to a smooth paste. Add the warm

Cheese Casserole Bread

Cheese Casserole Bread Recipe

photo credit: I Believe I Can Fry via photopin cc Ingredients: 2 cups warm milk (105 to 115 degrees) 2 packages active dry yeast 3 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour 6 oz. Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes In a large bowl, combine milk and yeast; stir into dissolve yeast. Add sugar, butter and salt; stir until butter is melted. Stir in 3 cups of the flour; beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour and cheese; mix well. Pour batter into a well buttered 1 1/2 quart round casserole. Cover with waxed paper;

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