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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Roll Tide Scones

Okay so I took a little liberty with the name and about half of you are looking out of curiosity just to see what Roll Tide scones really are and the other half are saying well what about War Eagle scones.  Don't keep checking to see if those are posted because that won't be happening.  Now these are Red Velvet Scones that I have cut in the shape of footballs.  Just in time for opening weekend.
Those of you familiar with making red velvet things know that there will be buttermilk, red food coloring and cocoa involved and you would be correct here as well.
Start with 2 c all purpose flour.
Add 1/4 c cocoa powder.  I use Ghirardelli because that is my favorite.  When it comes to chocolate they make the best in my opinion.
Add 1/2 c sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda.  I don't know why some recipes have baking powder and others have baking soda and then others use both.  I know it has something to do with chemistry.  One of these days I will find out and let you know.
1/4 teaspoon salt
In another bowl mix the wet ingredients.  Start with 2/3 c buttermilk.
To the milk add one egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Now for the fun part.  2 teaspoons of red food coloring.  I remember the red velvet cake taking a whole bottle of red food coloring.
Now whisk that all together to get that nice red color.
Now for 1/3 c cold butter cut into pieces.
Mix that together with your pastry cutter.
Here comes the fun.  Adding the red mixture to the cocoa mixture.

I guess I forgot to take a picture of it all mixed together.  You will press it out on a floured surface.  Then using the football cookie cutter make your scones.  Put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  You will place them in a preheated 375 oven for about 10-15 minutes.  I always start with less time especially if my oven has been on for a while.  You don't want the bottom to get too brown.
These footballs look like they have been on the gridiron.
You can't have footballs without laces.  Laces out remember?  Use a little melted white chocolate to make the laces.  Clip the corner of a zip lock bag to pipe the chocolate.  Roll Tide.

Roll Tide Scones  AKA Red Velvet Scones

2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 c sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/3 c cold unsalted butter
2/3 c buttermilk
1 egg lightly beaten
2 t red food coloring
1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 375  bake for 10-15 minutes.


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  2. I'm not sure if it is the scones or the Bama recipe you liked best. I have several other scone recipes that I think you might like. And I am always looking for new recipes I can adapt to Bama foods.