Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stone Gable Scones~

Sooo Good..and guess what? After all the ones I have made.. Jacques likes these moist:) That's right ..he loves a moister scone..I've always made butterier..drier..lemony ones..

Who'd a thought? He ♥ these..Keeper recipe..
I made them the night before..put them in our frigid cold room on their baking sheet and baked in the am..No fuss no muss.. like a treat someone else made for us..
We had Cassis Jam..Honey.. Quince Jam..
They are delicious Yvonne!

It makes 16..just the right size scones for us..(I sound like Goldilocks..)we had 2 each..

La Recette~
Sour Cream Scones
2 cups flour
3 TBS sugar
2 TBS baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 TBS butter, cubed
1 cup sour cream
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the cubed butter until a coarse meal forms. Pulse in the sour cream and egg yolk until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough comes together into a ball.

Gently pat the dough down into a 3/4 inch thick square shape.
With a large knife cut the dough square into 4 smaller, equal squares.

Then cut each smaller square diagonally, with an X, making 4 smaller triangles.
Transfer the 16 triangles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle it with sanding sugar. This will create a shiny and crunchy top for the scones.

Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes until the bottoms of the scones are light brown.

Remove from oven, cool slightly on the sheet pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
They are so good..Have I said that? I made them again today..Tuesday.. w/ tea perfect treat.

Thank you Yvonne~


  1. You know, I've never made scones!!

  2. These do look good. We love scones and I don't make them often enough.

  3. M, I love these scones... and I am thrilled you and your hubby do to! As usual, your images are divine! And thanks for the shout out!
    xo YVonne

  4. Ma chère Nana, c'est juste ce qu'il m'aurait fallu à l'instant! Je viens de préparer une bonne tasse de thé russe... Je reviens de voir un film absolument magnifique : "La petite chambre", que je vous recommande...
    Bon et bien tant pis pour moi! je vais me satisfaire de vos belles photos et saliver...
    Gros bisous

  5. Yvonne's recipes are always wonderful and I know this recipe is delicious. A scone and a fresh cup of coffee are the perfect start to the day.

  6. Martine.. je veux voir la Tête En Friche cette semaine..La Petite Chambre sera le prochain film:)Je vais faire un epetite investigation:)

    Je te remercie~
    Have a great day everyone.. Pam..try these so easy..go see Yvonne's tutorial though..much more explicit.

    I don't make them enough either..Life's too short to to have treats once in a while..
    They are not huge..I like that:)

  7. I would like to have a moist scone too :)... Lovely photos, Monique so bright and cheery...

  8. They sound and look fabulous Monique. I wonder if keeping them in the fridge overnight helped to make them so moist and moreish?? Probably. I am so going to try these out! Thanks! xxoo

  9. I like anything with sour cream in it. It does make things moister. I love moist scones too :) Lovely pictures !!

  10. Marie..the last batch was made right away..and if I may say..even moister:)
    Have a great day everyone~

  11. Beautiful images, Monique and I'd love to join you for those scones and tea right now!!
    Shel xx

  12. Lovely photos! Moist scones sound wonderful. Some are just too dry for me, I must give these a try.

  13. Yummy photos! I may need to make these for our Thursday breakfast. ;-) Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your day, dear one! ~ sarah

  14. Oh Monique! I adore scones! Never have made them with sour cream though, they must be so tender! Going to try this recipe ASAP!

  15. Beautiful post Monique ~ I think there's nothing more comforting than a pot of tea and a basket of freshly baked scones ~ it's one of life's pleasures xx

  16. Monique these look wonderful...we are pretty much in love with my usual scone recipe, but these also look fabulous.
    I will definitely give them a whirl!

  17. I am always looking for an unusual scone recipe. A moist sour cream sounds quite good!

  18. Those look delicious and we do love our scones here! I will definitely try those!
    Thank you for sharing,

  19. This may be the first time that I have seen sour cream scones. Once in a blue moon, I have extra sour cream from a recipe, and this looks like a great way to use up the excess. It's a wonderfully simple recipe and must be so good!

  20. Scones and Tea Forte...quiet bliss.
    Two is absolutely allowed!
    Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  21. scones! I have really forgotten about them, and how delicious they are. Thanks for reminding me in the most beautiful way...

  22. YUMM! Scones sound delicious with the Cassis Jam and Honey.

  23. Thank you for this review. I've only made scones once. You have motivated me to try this recipe. Lovely pictures. :)


  24. My husband is not a scone lover; but this recipe might just change his mind; sounds and looks perfect to me; thank you for sharing.

  25. Hi Yvonne,

    Have you tried the St. Dalfour jams ?
    The "black cherries" is awesome.

    Kind regards,


  26. This looks really good :) Just a question: what's sanding sugar?

  27. Slowly catching up - still tired! I have finally tasted Tea Forte - delicious to the eyes and mouth, and I can imagine how good with Yvonne's scones. I think I would love this recette too!

  28. As usual... c'est BEAU!! Such a treat for the eyes. Thank you for the beautiful images, they brighten our days. xoxo

  29. Good morning~ Thank you..

    Sanding sugar is a coarse sugar.. much larger grains than caster..regular sugar..

    Have a great day~

  30. You are Goldilocks, M'dear. Everything you do is "just right!"

    Scones can be dry if not eaten straight from the oven. Jacques is correct, moist is good. Sounds like a keeper to me, too.

    Thank you.

  31. Bientôt l'heure du thé et pas le moindre petit scone en vue par ici ... Dommage, les tiens m'attirent tout spécialement ! ;o)

  32. ...heating up the oven as we speak to make these...I like a moist scone also.

    Love the milk bottles...are they only available in Canada or can they be purchased online?

    Thanks Monique!

  33. I got them in my little town a couple of years ago..the store has closed:(

    But they are Comptoir de Famille..

    ah..look..great ol'Amazon!

    Love that company wish they shipped here..

    Here you go..same price as here ap.

  34. I adore scones, and I'm so excited to see a recipe for them that I have not tried. This is on my to do list, for sure!

  35. I have been so out of it! It is great to be back. I have missed your lucious images - I feel transported to a more magical place everytime I visit.

    Moist scones are my favorite too. Love the sour cream in them. That brand of jam is wonderful isn't it? I will have to make these for a weekend - but I don't know if I could stop at 2! Have a lovely weekend.

    I am off to visit more of your posts that I have missed.

  36. Your scones look so perfect! What a treat in the afternoon.

  37. MOnique, whole meal flour is whole wheat flour. I hope you don't mind me answering your question here. I could not find your e-mail address! xxoo

  38. A lot of us seem to be on scone kicks right now, Monique. :) That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned!
    These must be enormously moist with the sour cream. Copying the recipe now....

  39. Thanks Marie!

    Don't forget everyone..the heavy cream goes ON the scones..not in the mix..;)

  40. I love scones, the moist ones! Some people make them the way they make Irish Soda Bread, all dry and crumbley! :(
    I made them today, I use butter milk though. I should try Yvonne's recipe too! Have a "scone off!" :)

  41. I made scones a few times and always loved them; this recipe is a good one, with cream, a sure authentic one too~

  42. Would you believe I had pizza for breakfast?
    And now, I want those scones for brunch.
    Carbs be dammed.

  43. Oh, my, these look and sound delish. Can't wait to try them.

  44. I've made scones with cream before, but never sour cream. For my next batch, I need to try this. A great lower fat substitute, no?

  45. Hi Nana!
    I agree...I like them on the moist side. I'll try this!

  46. Fresh out of the oven! I finally tried on of your recipes...have intended to many times :)
    These sure are yummy. I can't wait to try them on someone :)