Monday, August 9, 2010

Haiku and rosemary

On a drizzly day
Mosquitos in the garden
Warm scones in the house

Rosemary Honey Scones
adapted from Savoury Honey Scones

2¼ teaspoons rosemary, finely chopped and divided
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon coarse salt
6 tablespoons cold butter

1/2 cup sour cream,
1/2 cup milk
¼ cup honey
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix 2 teaspoons rosemary with all other dry ingredients. Cut in the butter, mixing until it has the consistency of coarse meal.

Whisk together honey, milk, sour cream, and egg. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. Form dough into a ball. Turn out onto a floured surface and separate the dough into 2 equal portions, pat each portion into a circle about ¾-inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges.

Separate and arrange wedges on waxed paper or baking sheet. Brush tops with a little heavy cream or melted butter and sprinkle with remaining rosemary. Place in oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Rosemary scones sound wonderful. I'm making scones for our trip to Chicago this weekend. I think I'll go with the blueberry/lemon ones, though. I already have my butter in the freezer.

    I should pass on a drink recipe I have: rosemary/rhubarb daiquiris. Very pink, very tasty. Great for using up an out-of-control rhubarb plant and an out-of-control rosemary plant. They'd go great with these, I bet.

  2. We have lots of mozzies, too. Way lots. And, you may or may not be shocked to learn, I have a rosemary I didn't ven kill over this past winter but I never know how to use it culinarily. I admit I've never read your scone recipes because a foodie friend made it sound like scones were too high-falootin' for the likes of me... Buy, NUH UH! I could totally do this. Ima report back if I do. You'll recall I also made your cornbread recipe. You're on a roll with converting me to a cook. Oh, wait, baker. Which I already was. #ohnevermind #rambling