Food, Miscellany

Sconer of the Month: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Glaze

IMG_2312You know why I made a Red Velvet Scone?  Me neither.   I don’t like Red Velvet.  Never have and never will.  I just don’t understand it.  I can’t wrap my brain around it.  Maybe because I have one?  I don’t know.  Don’t get me started on Red Velvet.

Red Velvet is a fan favorite and I get asked quite often to make it and for a “good” recipe.  I thought a Red Velvet scone would look visually appealing and it does, plus I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Red Velvet done as a scone.  I have seen it done every other way.

For not being a Red Velvet fan, I will say, this scone has great texture and moisture content.  Perhaps, if I didn’t call it Red Velvet, I would probably like it.  No…no I wouldn’t.  I do suggest you try the recipe.  All hatred for Red Velvet aside, it really is a delectable scone.

What I did….

310g          all purpose flour
60g            sugar
1/2tsp       salt
13g            baking powder
115g          unsalted butter, cut into pieces
15g            cocoa powder
152g         buttermilk
1Tbsp       red food color
1tsp          vanilla extract

-sift all dry ingredients into large mixing bowl
-add butter and working with hands, mix dough until crumbly
-add buttermilk, color and vanilla extract
-combine until dough comes together
-divide dough in half and press out into rounds
-you should get two 6″ rounds giving you 16 scones total, 8 scones from each round
-bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

Cream Cheese Icing

228g         cream cheese
30g           powdered sugar
4Tbsp      HOT water

-combine all with a whisk
-make sure scones are cooled and spoon icing over scones

I don’t have photos of the steps and process of mixing and rolling out.  You can refer to previous scone recipes, I have photos there.

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