Tender yet crumbly on the inside and a crisp exterior you’d think Grapefruit Thyme Scones came straight from the bakery in time for tea.
There is a little surprise in store today and it’s not for you or you or you but it is for one of you. . . hey Ruthy I hope you’re reading today because *surprise* happy virtual baby shower to you! Now I know the little person growing in there is ready to go any moment and it might be a little unfair to throw a bunch of delicious recipes at you now when you might not really be in the mood to cook or bake. However. . . you’ll need something to do in a few months from now. Right?
Can we sit discuss for a moment the irony of the fact that I decided to make scones for the woman who lived in Ireland and is married to an Irishman? I mean if anyone has a rock solid cream scone recipe it’s going to be Ruthy but hear me out for a moment. I wanted to bake up something appropriate for a shower and needed a break from all the decadent desserts of December.
Citrus is currently calling my name right now, which is perfect since winter is the season to get ahold of your grapefruits, oranges and lemons. Paired with thyme these scones have the perfect balance of a little sweet, savory and tart from the grapefruit. Enjoy it at breakfast or in the afternoon with a mug of hot tea. Just make sure you smother it with some clotted cream, jam or fruit curd.
After several years of scone making I finally decided to try grating my butter into the dry ingredients. By far this is the easiest method and resulted in perfect coffee shop quality scones. To keep your butter from melting while grating it, place it in the freezer about 10 minutes before starting.