It’s typical for people to make scones for tea time, but some like having them for breakfast. Whatever your preference is, you likely think that you need an oven to bake them.
While this is the norm, you can make actually scones without an oven. Read on to learn about your options.
1 – You Can Make Scones on a Griddle
There are recipes that you can find online for griddle scones. As you’d expect by the name, griddle scones are scones that are meant to be made on griddles.
You don’t need an oven to be able to use a griddle. Simply find a place to plug in your griddle and get to work.
Making scones this way isn’t going to be difficult at all. You just need to heat the griddle up to get started.
While the griddle is heating up, you should take the time to mix your ingredients together. Follow whatever recipe you wish to utilize and then you’ll be set to start making the scones.
When you’re making scones on a griddle, you can make several at once. Since most griddles are fairly large, it should be easy to make six to eight scones at once.
Just make sure that the scones aren’t touching each other. You want to fry them using medium-low heat to get the best results.
Fry the scones until they’re golden brown. They should become puffy on the bottom after they’ve been cooked for five minutes or so.
You’re supposed to flip them and cook the other side. This should take a further six to eight minutes.
Once everything is done, you’ll be ready to serve them. Top them with jam, honey, chocolate, whipped cream, or whatever other toppings it is that you prefer.
2 – Scones Can Also Be Made on the Stove
You don’t necessarily need a griddle to make scones. It’s also easy enough to make them in a standard frying pan if that’s all you have.
To make things easy, it’d be best to use a nonstick frying pan. Also, you might want to use a large frying pan so you can make at least two or three scones at once.
Once again, you need to ensure that the scones aren’t touching at all. If you only have room for one or two scones, it’d be best not to try to squeeze another one in there.
The method for making scones is basically the same as using a griddle. Grease the pan and preheat the pan before getting started.
Use medium-low heat to be safe. Fry them until they’re golden brown and they start to become puffy at the bottom.
When this occurs, flip them over and fry them for another six to eight minutes. Soon enough, you’ll be ready to serve them and enjoy a delicious treat.
How Much Space Should There Be Between the Scones?
You learned that the scones aren’t supposed to be touching when you’re making them on a griddle in a frying pan. The same is true when you’re baking scones in an oven.
If the scones touch, they could wind up blending together. You’d wind up with monstrously large scones that wouldn’t be the right shape at all.
The best thing to do is to make sure that there is adequate space between them. Each scone should be around one inch apart.
It’s fine to give them a bit more space than that, too. You simply want at least one inch of clearance to avoid encountering issues.
Tips for Making Scones
Making scones isn’t difficult, but you do want them to turn out well. If you make certain mistakes, it’ll be easy to have them turn out dry and chewy.
Follow this advice to make the best scones that you possibly can at home. This will help you to enjoy them with your friends and family as often as you want to.
Don’t Knead the Dough Too Much
You want to avoid kneading the dough too much when making scones. When you’re combining all of the ingredients to make the dough, it’s important not to go overboard.
Some people make the mistake of using electric hand mixers. These are too powerful and will easily cause you to mix the dough up too much.
Over-mixing the dough will make things turn out wrong. The scones will wind up being dry and they might even be dense and chewy.
Since you don’t want that, it’s best to be careful when mixing the dough up. Don’t knead the dough a lot.
Instead, simply turn it over a bit using a spatula or a wooden spoon. You can do this manually to prevent encountering issues with over-mixing.
Be Careful When Reading the Recipe
You also want to be careful when reading the recipe. Getting the ingredients wrong can cause the scones to turn out poorly.
For example, you might be careless and choose to add butter at the wrong time. It’s essential to add butter at the exact time the recipe tells you to.
If you don’t, the scones might not be moist and delicious. They could wind up being dry or otherwise strange.
All of the ingredients need to be added in the appropriate sequence. This might differ depending on the recipe that you’re following.
Making scones won’t be that tough, but you still need to read the recipe carefully and do things the right way. Avoid distractions when making them so that you can always get good results.
How Long Do Scones Last?
Scones actually don’t last for too long. Even if you store them in the best possible way, they’ll only stay good for a day or two.
If you have leftovers, you want to wrap them in plastic or aluminum foil. You can also put them in a sealed plastic bag or an airtight plastic container.
You’re supposed to store scones in a room temperature setting. A pantry cupboard or breadbox would be a good location for leftovers.
The scones will be fine for a day or two if you store them well. Just do your best to eat them fast because they will dry out and become stale.
Most people say that scones are best when they’re fresh out of the oven. Thus, it’s likely better to make them just before you plan to eat them.
Also, it’s a good idea to avoid making more than you think you and your family, friends, or guests can eat. It’s fine to have some leftovers, but you probably don’t want to have a plethora of leftover scones.
Now you know how to make scones without using the oven. You can easily accomplish this by using a griddle or by making them on top of the stove.
It’s simple to make scones this way. Simply follow the tips above and everything will turn out fantastically.
You can enjoy homemade scones whenever you want. Just remember not to eat too much at once since they’re high in calories.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.