Saturday, August 16, 2008

Scones









...... blueberries in all the stages of ripeness....just because I love the colours!

Today, it is 32C or 90F.... not really the perfect day for baking. I have been known to turn on the oven when the house gets to 92F ... I figure if it is hot already...what difference could it possibly make?

Today I decided to try something else though.... I wondered if I could just bake some in my electric frying pan instead of turning on the oven.










Guess what? the answer is yes. However... it does take longer than the 20 minutes in an oven...and....the tops do not brown. They appear almost ..uhm...... steamed looking on the tops.... . but..the texture is great... and the bottom is lovely and golden. The Saskatoon berries were swollen to bursting and seem even sweeter than straight off the bush.










I placed my cooling rack on the bottom of the pan.... put the dough on double thickness of foil... and placed on top of the rack.

I had the pan at 400F and did put on the lid. If moisture accumulated inside the lid (I can see it because my lid is glass) I just wiped it off, in an attempt to prevent steaming. I thought it might even be possible to brown the surface...but the answer to that seems to be ...no. Oh, well....they are delicious and the garage smells like scones...I placed the pan on the workbench..... keeping it cool as possible in here til I have to turn on the AC....











Back later with the recipe ....

3 comments:

Marie Antionette said...

Man !those blueberries look refreshing,My hubby just picked a bowl full of Muskedines(excuse spelling).Anyway grapes.LOL ,Thanks for the visit Honey Bun.Yes,i would appreciate the look out for printed Organza.We have on fabric shop and it 26 miles away.since Katrina.it don't carry much of anything ,but basics.I've been geting some things off the net.I Will be posting a santa I just made,about Thursday.Its really big.One of the biggest,I ever made. hugs Marie Antionette

Bellini Valli said...

In this summer heat I either don't bake which is a real tragedy or I can ope to bake in the BBQ:D

freebird said...

When I grew up my mother made some biscuits in a skillet over a campfire. She flipped them over halfway through cooking. She did use some fat in the pan as that was before non-stick (does that date me or what?)