Can I make scones like these with sour starter.
If how do I,,, thanks, qahtan


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Terry 2006 March 19

Scones are made with baking powder (or self-raising flour) not yeast. If you attempted making scones with starter I imagine you'd get bread rolls with a crusty exterior. I don't think they would be at all like scones.

Mind you, sourdough rolls with lashings of cream and strawberry jam sounds pretty darn good to me.

qahtan 2006 March 20

I wondered if any one had tried them with sourdough.....
But it's no problem making them the proper way, and as you say lashing of cream and strawberry jam is good on rolls, :-)))) qahtan

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Bill44 2006 March 20

You can throw a bit of starter into your scone mix just for flavour, won't have time to do any raising but it tastes great, the sour contrast with the jam is terrific. Experiment a bit.
You can do the same with pancakes. Either way beats throwing away good starter.

qahtan 2006 March 21

Thanks Bill, I hate the idea of throwing good starter away, especially since I have tried so many thimes to get it to be a good starter....
I think I will do as you say experiment a bit.....

Hope you are no where near that cyclone that hit Austalia..

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SourYumMum 2006 March 22

I'm only new at the exciting sourdough thing, but my two toddlers (and the adults, too) benefit from 'discarded' starter ... in that it gets turned into pancakes! Yum!


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