Monday, 9 April 2018

Griddle/Girdle Scones

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018

#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON

THEME - EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

DAY 7
"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"

  We're into the second week of the Mega Blogging Marathon. While some have chosen to do 4 different themes for 4 weeks, I challenged myself with International Breakfasts and that too in an alphabetical order. When it came to G, I went from Granola to Green Peas Parathas to Grits. Finally chose Girdle or Griddle Scones from SCOTLAND. I'm a bit partial towards scones as I simply love them. My cousin in London, makes the best scones. Just out of the oven warm scones with butter, jams and clotted cream. Once when she invited my sisters in law and me to breakfast we all had 3 huge scones each, while chatting away and filling our mugs with endless coffee. Its only when we got up to go home we realized how heavy our tummies were.

   Long ago when ovens were a rarity, scones were made on a heavy pan called a griddle or girdle as the Scots call it. Thus the name Girdle Scones.These scones are mostly served in wedges. The thick griddle or girdle allows the scones to puff up well over a stove fire. While the English usually enjoy their scones during tea time, the Scots eat them almost anytime of the day, for breakfast, mid morning with coffee, for lunch with soups and salads and in the afternoon with tea. Scones can be served with some ham and eggs too to make a hearty meal. I decided to give the eggs a rest! These scones are so easy to make, no wonder it makes a fine choice for breakfast.

   The Scots are known for adding so many variations to the scone.. wheat flour, millet, barley flours, adding oatmeal or bran. They also add nuts, currants, raisins and a variety of spices. I decided to make some, using wholewheat flour and oats. Though my scones got a bit too brown, hubby enjoyed the crusty top and the softer inside. You must try and regulate the heat as you don't want to crust to get cooked and the middle remains raw. Most of the recipes also add an egg to the dough, I opted to use buttermilk.

   My final verdict: I've baked scones in the oven and I must say these girdle or griddle ones came out absolutely fine. Since I don't have a griddle, I placed a tawa under my pan so that gave it the required thickness. There is something magical about mixing butter and jam and spreading it on a scone. Each bite is heavenly (not for my hips though!). Seriously, after this breakfast series gets over, I'll have to consider going on a diet... with all the butter, eggs, jams and carbs I'm having. We're not even half way and I'm missing my smoothie.





GRIDDLE/GIRDLE SCONES
Makes 8
recipe source : Renaware.com

1½ cups wholewheat flour
1 cup quick oats
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
50g (approx. ¼ cup) cold butter, cut into small cubes
⅔ cup buttermilk
¼ cup raisins

extra flour for dusting

For serving:
some butter and jam,preserve
  1. To make buttermilk if you don't get any, add 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice to the cold milk and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg and cinnamon powder together into a big bowl.
  3. Add sugar into the flour and mix well.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your finger tips. It should resemble like breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the oats and raisins. Mix in gently.
  6. Add buttermilk and bring the dough together. 
  7. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Dust the worktop with some flour.
  9. Remove the dough from the bowl onto the work top.
  10. Gently bring the dough together.
  11. Pat the dough into a circle about ½" thick. You may need to dust the top of the dough lightly with some flour so that it does not stick to your fingers when you pat the dough.
  12. Dust a sharp knife with flour.
  13. Cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  14. Heat a griddle or girdle over low medium heat for 5 minutes.
  15. Place the wedges on the hot girdle or griddle.
  16. Let it become golden brown. Each side may take about 4-5 minutes to cook.
  17. Carefully using a spatula, flip the scones over and let it cook till its brown in colour.
  18. Repeat steps 15-17 with remaining wedges.
  19. Serve warm scones with butter and jam.
Tips:
  • Don't knead the dough too much, handle as little as possible as the scones can turn into rubbery ones.
  • Replace the wholewheat flour with plain flour.
  • Add spices of your choice.
  • Don't cook them over high heat.
  • No butter or oil is required while cooking the scones.


A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA
E - English Breakfast - England
F - French Toast - Canada

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15 comments:

  1. I am partial towards scones too. Love your healthy whole wheat and oats version. They make a great tea time snack.

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  2. These girdle scones look so good Mayuri. Perfect for those without oven. I love buttery scones so much. Wish I had these for breakfast today..

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  3. OMG! those scones look sinful with the jam and butter. I am partial to jam so the jam scones are mine :)

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  4. wow these griddle scones looks perfect, love the fact that these made on a tawa.. Loved reading you intro again, such an fantastic recipe with such healthy ingredients mayuri :) That is one great challenge to do International breakfast recipe the whole months kudos to your research and efforts :)

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  5. Wow, Griddle Scones rocks!! Never knew before that scones can be made in griddle too. Interesting recipe & scones looks so perfect, definitely a must recipe to try on, bookmarked it.

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  6. Somehow i felt this griddles scones are quick and much prefect than the baked ones, dunno why. Definitely my kind of scones to kick start my day. Drooling here.

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  7. Griddle scones are amazing and great find for G... I think whatever is good for mouth is bad for hips. ;-) sighhhh

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  8. Scones are my favorite breakfast and that too homemade scones with some milk ,a happy day start .. Perfectly baked Scones!!

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  9. I loved scones when I had made them a couple of times. This griddle version surely sounds easy to make..lovely pick for the letter, and must say its quite challenging theme.

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  10. Enjoyed reading your post Mayuri. Nice to learn about the dish as well. Teh scones look so good and would love to have it with butter and jam!

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  11. The griddle scones sound fantastic ! The Eggless scones have been on my mind since a long time , maybe your post will motivate me . The scones with jam and butter must have been delicious .

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  12. I have made english muffins and these scones on griddles sounds even more interesting. They must have tasted amazing with jam or butter.

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  13. I love baking scones -- they are easy to put together. Your griddle scones are new to me and they look so delicious - perfect breakfast you got there.

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  14. What an interesting scone recipe on the griddle. Would love this in the mornings with a liberal spread of jam. My boys would happily enjoy these as an after school snack.

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  15. That looks rustic mayuri! wholesome and hearty! i would love them for my breakfast with some fresh fruit jam and some cream!!!

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Griddle/Girdle Scones

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018

#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON

THEME - EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

DAY 7
"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"

  We're into the second week of the Mega Blogging Marathon. While some have chosen to do 4 different themes for 4 weeks, I challenged myself with International Breakfasts and that too in an alphabetical order. When it came to G, I went from Granola to Green Peas Parathas to Grits. Finally chose Girdle or Griddle Scones from SCOTLAND. I'm a bit partial towards scones as I simply love them. My cousin in London, makes the best scones. Just out of the oven warm scones with butter, jams and clotted cream. Once when she invited my sisters in law and me to breakfast we all had 3 huge scones each, while chatting away and filling our mugs with endless coffee. Its only when we got up to go home we realized how heavy our tummies were.

   Long ago when ovens were a rarity, scones were made on a heavy pan called a griddle or girdle as the Scots call it. Thus the name Girdle Scones.These scones are mostly served in wedges. The thick griddle or girdle allows the scones to puff up well over a stove fire. While the English usually enjoy their scones during tea time, the Scots eat them almost anytime of the day, for breakfast, mid morning with coffee, for lunch with soups and salads and in the afternoon with tea. Scones can be served with some ham and eggs too to make a hearty meal. I decided to give the eggs a rest! These scones are so easy to make, no wonder it makes a fine choice for breakfast.

   The Scots are known for adding so many variations to the scone.. wheat flour, millet, barley flours, adding oatmeal or bran. They also add nuts, currants, raisins and a variety of spices. I decided to make some, using wholewheat flour and oats. Though my scones got a bit too brown, hubby enjoyed the crusty top and the softer inside. You must try and regulate the heat as you don't want to crust to get cooked and the middle remains raw. Most of the recipes also add an egg to the dough, I opted to use buttermilk.

   My final verdict: I've baked scones in the oven and I must say these girdle or griddle ones came out absolutely fine. Since I don't have a griddle, I placed a tawa under my pan so that gave it the required thickness. There is something magical about mixing butter and jam and spreading it on a scone. Each bite is heavenly (not for my hips though!). Seriously, after this breakfast series gets over, I'll have to consider going on a diet... with all the butter, eggs, jams and carbs I'm having. We're not even half way and I'm missing my smoothie.





GRIDDLE/GIRDLE SCONES
Makes 8
recipe source : Renaware.com

1½ cups wholewheat flour
1 cup quick oats
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
50g (approx. ¼ cup) cold butter, cut into small cubes
⅔ cup buttermilk
¼ cup raisins

extra flour for dusting

For serving:
some butter and jam,preserve
  1. To make buttermilk if you don't get any, add 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice to the cold milk and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg and cinnamon powder together into a big bowl.
  3. Add sugar into the flour and mix well.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your finger tips. It should resemble like breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the oats and raisins. Mix in gently.
  6. Add buttermilk and bring the dough together. 
  7. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Dust the worktop with some flour.
  9. Remove the dough from the bowl onto the work top.
  10. Gently bring the dough together.
  11. Pat the dough into a circle about ½" thick. You may need to dust the top of the dough lightly with some flour so that it does not stick to your fingers when you pat the dough.
  12. Dust a sharp knife with flour.
  13. Cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  14. Heat a griddle or girdle over low medium heat for 5 minutes.
  15. Place the wedges on the hot girdle or griddle.
  16. Let it become golden brown. Each side may take about 4-5 minutes to cook.
  17. Carefully using a spatula, flip the scones over and let it cook till its brown in colour.
  18. Repeat steps 15-17 with remaining wedges.
  19. Serve warm scones with butter and jam.
Tips:
  • Don't knead the dough too much, handle as little as possible as the scones can turn into rubbery ones.
  • Replace the wholewheat flour with plain flour.
  • Add spices of your choice.
  • Don't cook them over high heat.
  • No butter or oil is required while cooking the scones.


A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA
E - English Breakfast - England
F - French Toast - Canada

Check out what other Mega Blogging Marathoners have made for Day 7:



  
   



Sending this recipe to the following event:  




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15 comments:

  1. I am partial towards scones too. Love your healthy whole wheat and oats version. They make a great tea time snack.

    ReplyDelete
  2. These girdle scones look so good Mayuri. Perfect for those without oven. I love buttery scones so much. Wish I had these for breakfast today..

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG! those scones look sinful with the jam and butter. I am partial to jam so the jam scones are mine :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow these griddle scones looks perfect, love the fact that these made on a tawa.. Loved reading you intro again, such an fantastic recipe with such healthy ingredients mayuri :) That is one great challenge to do International breakfast recipe the whole months kudos to your research and efforts :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, Griddle Scones rocks!! Never knew before that scones can be made in griddle too. Interesting recipe & scones looks so perfect, definitely a must recipe to try on, bookmarked it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Somehow i felt this griddles scones are quick and much prefect than the baked ones, dunno why. Definitely my kind of scones to kick start my day. Drooling here.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Griddle scones are amazing and great find for G... I think whatever is good for mouth is bad for hips. ;-) sighhhh

    ReplyDelete
  8. Scones are my favorite breakfast and that too homemade scones with some milk ,a happy day start .. Perfectly baked Scones!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I loved scones when I had made them a couple of times. This griddle version surely sounds easy to make..lovely pick for the letter, and must say its quite challenging theme.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Enjoyed reading your post Mayuri. Nice to learn about the dish as well. Teh scones look so good and would love to have it with butter and jam!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The griddle scones sound fantastic ! The Eggless scones have been on my mind since a long time , maybe your post will motivate me . The scones with jam and butter must have been delicious .

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have made english muffins and these scones on griddles sounds even more interesting. They must have tasted amazing with jam or butter.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love baking scones -- they are easy to put together. Your griddle scones are new to me and they look so delicious - perfect breakfast you got there.

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  14. What an interesting scone recipe on the griddle. Would love this in the mornings with a liberal spread of jam. My boys would happily enjoy these as an after school snack.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That looks rustic mayuri! wholesome and hearty! i would love them for my breakfast with some fresh fruit jam and some cream!!!

    ReplyDelete

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