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Monday, May 08, 2006

The Great Aussie Scone Fest Mystery

Dear Reader, your help is needed. The Old Foodie has left a comment, informing Miss Eagle of a difficulty.

Well Miss Eagle, I thought I had found the perfect contribution in a book called "The Australasian Cookery Book .. specially written and compiled for the requirements of Australian and New Zealand Homes" (is about 1910 vintage). The recipe is for Pineapple Scones. "these are made in the same way as banana scones, using grated pineapple insted of the banana."Only minor issue is that there is not a banana scone recipe in the book. Looks like I'll have to experiment, but will be on holiday 12-29th so it might be belated!

Does anyone, anywhere in the world, have a recipe - preferably circa 1910, but any will do - for Banana Scones?


The Old Foodie said...

Dear Miss Eagle,
Thankyou so much for asking your dear readers for assistance with the great pineapple scone problem. By way of compensation, I have just come across the lemonade scones recipe mentioned by Kelvin (?) in a previous post. I think I got this from my mother-in-law, who makes awfully good scones.

Lemonade Scones.
2 cups SR flour
pinch salt
1 dessertspoon sugar
2/3 cup lemonade
1 cup cream.

Miss Eagle said...

Next trip to Maxi will be for the Lemonade. I'll confirm that Kelvin in NZ has seen this

Gillian Polack said...

I have a Pacific Islander recipe for banana scones. I think it's 1980s, though, so a bit late. If that will do you, post me a note on my blog somewhere and I will blog it for you.

Gina E. said...

I left a link on this thread for Banana scones, Miss Eagle! What happened to it, did you see it? I hate it when messages go missing!

Gina E. said...

Peanut Butter Banana Scones (just leave out the peanut butter if you like!)

3 cups flour
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons half and half
1 cup chopped bananas

In large bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt to evenly incorporate the ingredients. In another bowl combine the peanut butter, eggs, vanilla and half and half. Using an electric mixer on medium mix the ingredients until evenly blended. Gently stir the peanut butter mixture into the flour mixture just until combined then stir in the bananas.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead it twice. Cut out scones using a round biscuit cutter and arrange them on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread the remaining half and half on top of the scones with a pastry bush and bake.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.