Surprise! Another Giada recipe! I can’t help it. I watch her once a day M-F so most of my ideas are bound to come from her. Who do you guys like? Any requests? I’m up for most anything as long as I don’t have to buy wildly expensive or rare ingredients and my family might eat it :) I don’t know what made me choose these scones. It’s not like I’m a big scone lover or anything. I’m not even that big of a fan of rosemary. I’ve only had that on my grandmother’s lamb really. I do have a baby shower coming up and thought these might be nice to take, but other than that, this was a total random thing. Lie. Oops, I also really like A’s (my daughter) strawberry jelly with no sugar added (This stuff is great.). Anyhow, no special reason this recipe was chosen.
Note to self: Read the ENTIRE recipe before you decide to make it! I’ve been off my game a little (first with the Zeppole, then this!) and it’s made for some ‘just ok’ recipes, but due to my own mistakes, not the recipes themselves. This one was kind of the same way. The original recipe can be found here.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves Note: I used dried.
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream Note: I only had light cream AND I goofed and used more than called for.
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, from 1 large lemon Note: I used un-fresh.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
As you’ll notice by reading the recipe, Giada suggests the use of a food processor but in my head what she really meant to say is “Hey, a food processor would be the easiest route to go, but a blender works fine too as I know more people have them.” Wrong. Do not blend this! Read to the end of the recipe for the instructions for those without food processors. I used dried rosemary and thought that the pieces were a little too big, so I chopped them up with a knife. This was tricky because when I tried to chop them they scattered everywhere, lol. I did this:
Just place one hand over the top of the blade and press down on the hand with handle with the opposite hand. So, painfully long and embarrassing story short, I blended the ingredients and the dough ended up very goopy and gloppy (probably also because I added more cream because my blender wasn’t blending so well hah :)), but I was reeeallly excited for this recipe, so I just placed them on a cookie sheet like I would chocolate chip cookies :) I pressed down a little in the middle and added about a ½ tbsp of jelly. I made the glaze while the Scoonies were baking and it made way more than enough, for me. Like ½ a cereal bowl full of glaze.
Now, while my version was definitely not as attractive as Giada’s was, it was DEFINITELY tasty! I loved loved loved them and cannot wait to make them again….with the food processor I will one day have or using the non-food processor directions :p C (husband) even took them to work to have the guys in his office try them. Please make these and let me know what you think! :)
Husband rating: 8. C’s friends also gave it an 8 overall :)
Would I make this for someone else?: Yes! After a few minor tweaks…lol. It’d be nice if they could be heart-shaped like Giada’s.