Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Citrus Cream Scones


The kiddos had a 4 day weekend with Good Friday and the bad weather make-up day that was never used.   After an afternoon in the pool I made them Citrus Cream Scones, but I have a story to tell...

I received negative feedback for feeding my daughter and her friends these treats.

I understand that in publishing my recipes I will get feedback, both positive and negative, and honestly I welcome any comment.   But I do want to offer a small insight into why I did/do this.

I would rather have my child eat something I made from scratch over a store bought, over processed, salty snack.   Does she eat chips - of course, but my cream scones are made from organic flour, fresh cream, hand zested citrus, fresh citrus juice and a pinch of sea salt. 

I won't elaborate on her daily intake yesterday, but she did eat fresh fruit, yogurt with granola and drank milk and water.   So offering one of my scones as a snack made perfect sense after swimming for a couple hours.

Did I mention the citrus glaze?   {No butter is needed as they are tender and melt in your mouth}   You simply must make them and judge for yourself.   I love them and so does my family!

                                                                                                                 Stacey
                                                                                                                 aka the Four Points Foodie

Citrus Cream Scones

Ingredients:
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 C half and half
  • zest of 3 tangerines
  • juice of those 3 tangerines
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of that 1 lemon
Directions:   Preheat oven to 425 degrees.   In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.   Add the half and half and citrus juices and mix until dough forms.   Add the zest of the citrus, mix once more and turn out onto a floured surface.   Pat dough into a long rectangle and make diagonal cuts to form triangles.   Place on silpat or parchment on baking sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes.   Scones should be golden on top.   Remove and cool.

Citrus Glaze

Ingredients:
  • 2/3 C confectioners sugar
  • juice of 2 tangerines
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 2 tangerines and 1 lemon
Direction:   Mix above ingredients together to form a glaze.   Drizzle over cooled scones and serve.

8 comments:

Steph said...

These look incredible! They remind me of the orange cinnamon rolls from Pillsbury! YUM!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Wow. Considering the crap that most children (and adults) in this country eat, I can't believe anyone would question this homemade and wholesome treat. Furthermore, I can't believe anyone would have the nerve to question your life that way. That's probably what the 'delete' button is for... Great looking scones, by the way. I love the orange flavor.

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

Stunning! The garnishes add that needed color which makes these very, very appealing. Wish I could grab one out of the computer screen!

Stacey Rider said...

Thanks Anita - I know, right? Amazing that someone would take the time to reach out in a negative way to someone they don't know. And yes, that is what the delete button is for, and I really enjoyed hitting it! Thanks for commenting.

Kait Lun said...

I think these look beautiful and delicious! I wish I wad your daughter, I see nothing but yumminess in these photos!

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina said...

Someone did what? Really??

We eat dessert in my house. All of the time. Almost one treat every day.

The other meals, I try to be balanced, offering veggies and proteins, etc.

But, a daily treat is fine.

For someone to come along and give negative feedback, I'm just shocked!

Food can't be so rigid all of the time. It should be enjoyed and children should be taught about health and balance. Geez louise.

Now that I'm done with my rant...LOL!

These LOOK AMAZING! Buzzed you. And I'm pinning this recipe. Because these are divine! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Rider said...

Thanks Jen for the GREAT rant! Felt the same way... appreciate your words and support!

Torviewtoronto said...

scones look wonderful