Saturday, April 19, 2014
Cheater Scones- Bisquick Hack
You know what a "hack" is, right?
Urban dictionary says-
"To jury-rig or improvise something inelegant but effective, usually as a temporary solution to a problem".
I wanted to make something for a meeting at work, but was short on time, and inclination to hit the store. Mainly because that stuff never tastes that good, costs a lot and looks cheesy to bring it in in a plastic box. Baking scones at home shows you care...
This worked perfectly and only took about 20 minutes.
I threw the finished scones in a basket, with some jam and I was out the door by 6am. How happy are your co-workers when you arrive with warm scones??? Oh, pretty happy!
So, I busted out the bisquick and did some quick thinking, what would improve this stuff?
Actually quite a bit of stuff would make awesome, quick scones. My idea includes dried cherries and sliced almonds, but use your creativity here.... chocolate, raisins, toffee bits would all be great too.
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Makes 16 scones
4 1/2 cups Bisquick Mix
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted , plus another 1Tbsp for brushing on top
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cherries, or raisins, or currants
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1-2 Tbsp Turbino Sugar, also know as "raw sugar"
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Mix the bisquick, milk, buter, sugar, cherries and almonds together. Turn out the mixture on a floured board and knead about 15 times. Kneading is nothing more than turning and folding the dough over and over, which creating layers in the end product.
Pat into 2 circles, about 8-9 inches in diameter and about 3/4- 1" high. Brush with some more melted butter, sprinkle with coarse sugar and cut into wedges. Position on baking sheets and bake 8-10 minutes until the tops are browned and the scones have risen.