When it comes to scone mix, you’re not limited to making just scones with it. Definitely not!
We’re going to learn five ways to use scone mix, and how you can use it to whip up a few easy recipes utilizing Plum Deluxe’s Handmade Traditional Scone mix.
Everything from an easy snack, to a savory meal, and even scrumptious desserts!
Let’s get cooking—and baking!
Fruit Cobbler or Savory Pot Pie
This divine delight is so easy to make and even more lovely to enjoy! Whether you choose to make a fruit cobbler, savory pot pie, or both, the “how to” portion when it comes to making and using the scone mix is the same.
First, you’re going to prepare the dough according to the directions on the package.
If you’re making a fruit cobbler, go ahead and pick your favorite fruit or fruits of the season and prepare your dish accordingly for the cobbler, making sure to stew and soften those fruits first.
Then, to top it off, before baking, roll out your dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut them into thin slices to lay over the top of your pie plate of fruit. Baste with a little whipped egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar and bake accordingly!
The same method goes into preparing your pot pie. Once you’ve prepared your stewed meat creation and poured it into your dish, simply top it off with 1/2-inch-thick pieces of scone dough over the top of your dish.
If you want a crust on the bottom, you can also use your dough as a crust, pressing a 1/4-inch-thick layer throughout your dish. It’s easiest just to use your hands—no rolling pin required here!
Now you’re set to place it in the oven and bake until perfection.
Freshly Baked Sandwich Bread
Ready to fill your home with a lovely lofty aroma of some subtly sweet fresh baked bread?
Ready to bite into a sandwich made with it?
I am! Just talking about it has my mouth watering! It’s so simple to use the Traditional Scone mix to make yourself a loaf of homemade bread that will come in handy when serving up, or whipping up, sandwiches of any kind!
Just like cobbler and pot pie, you’re going to prepare your bread as per the instructions on the bag and add in one whipped whole egg—super simple, right? If you’d like, you can even add in a little garlic powder, some onion, and/or dill—whatever you’d like, to create more of a savory or artisanal bread.
To bake your bread, grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and pour your dough in. Bake at 375°F for around 45 mins, or until done. *Hint: Try putting tin foil over the top of your loaf for the last 10 minutes to keep the top from turning too brown.
Once cool, simply slice and whip up your sandwich of choice! My favorite with bread like this is egg salad or chicken salad with some fresh lettuce and tomato!
Very Berry Muffins
These muffins are berry beautiful, and for good reason!
Loaded with fresh strawberries and raspberries they’re as wonderful to look at as they are to eat.
To start, you’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350°F. Before we get started on making the scone mix, we’re going to dice up some fresh strawberries and raspberries (or use whatever berries you desire).
Rinse and dry one cup of strawberries and one cup of raspberries. Place the raspberries into a small bowl. Remove the tops of the strawberries and dice them up.
Place the strawberries in the same bowl as the raspberries and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar, then stir well to make sure the fruit is coated well. Set aside for now.
Next, you’re going to want to prepare the scone mix by following the directions and ingredient list on the back, with the addition of a couple of extra items.
You’re going to add in a total of one and 1/2 cups of buttermilk. You’re also going to add in one whisked whole egg, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil when you add in the buttermilk.
Once your batter has come together, go ahead and take the fruit and sugar mixture you previously prepared and gently stir in until it’s completely combined, but make sure not to overmix.
Either lightly grease your muffin pan or line it with muffin papers. Scoop your muffin batter into the trays. *You will have 15-18 muffins. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until done. Remove the muffins from the pan immediately (to keep them from drying out), and place them on a cooling rack.
Can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for several days.
Wondering how to use scone mix to make an easy and snackable treat?
We’re going to learn how to use the scone mix to make some delightful homemade crackers.
Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Go ahead and make your dough, following the directions on the back of the bag.
This is the point, if you’d like to add an extra layer of flavor to your cracker, you could add an herb seasoning mix or packet. Incorporate well. Once you’ve made your dough, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape, about 1/2 inch thick.
Place your dough onto the parchment paper on your baking tray and bake until done and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and let cool until it’s not too hot to handle. Then slice your baked dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and place them back onto your baking tray, with a fresh sheet of parchment paper.
Take some olive oil and brush over the top and sprinkle with some salt. My personal favorite is taking my sea salt grinder so I get that nice crunch and pop of saltiness.
Bake at 300° until the crackers completely dry out. Remove from the oven and cool.
Snap apart and enjoy your artisanal delights!
Scones, Of Course
Using this Traditional Scone mix for exactly what it’s intended for is a-okay, too!
If you make this as is, you’ll end up with a delightful, fresh, subtly sweet classic scone which is perfect to pair with some lemon curd or fresh clotted cream. You can also use it as a base and add in any variety of your favorite flavors and fillings! Whether that is berries, nuts, or some caramel pieces—you can’t go wrong!
You can also follow one of our amazing recipes, like these Lemon Cranberry Scones and simply add in the lemon zest, cranberries, and if you’d like, white chocolate chips to the scone mix. So easy!
Feel free to make a quick and easy homemade glaze out of some powdered sugar, milk, and a little vanilla extract to drizzle over top. They’re absolutely delicious!
Now, you’re all set to hit the kitchen and get cooking and baking with these five ways to use scone mix!
*Some recipes adapted from Use Basic Scone Dough for Everything.