Scones are a popular treat that many of us enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. They’re typically fairly small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be made in different sizes.
If you’re wondering how to make large scones, read on for some simple tips.
Find an Appropriate Recipe
The first thing to do is to find an appropriate recipe. Some recipes are going to make smaller scones while others will make larger ones.
You want to find one that specifically says it makes large scones. There are many recipes that you can find online, and there are also large scone recipes in popular cookbooks.
Once you find a recipe to follow, you can simply follow the directions to make what you desire. You’ll be able to enjoy big and tasty scones soon enough.
Honestly, making large scones isn’t really different than making small one. You’ll simply use more ingredients and you’ll cut them into larger shapes.
The process of cooking the scones remains the same no matter what you’re doing. You’ll be baking them for whatever the recommended time is on the recipe that you’ve chosen.
For example, a typical large fruit scone recipe might ask you to bake them for fifteen minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Simply find a recipe that suits you. You can also find griddle scone recipes that will allow you to make scones that are larger than usual.
When making them on the top of the stove or on a griddle, you’ll be cooking them over medium-low heat to be safe. Generally, it’ll take between five and eight minutes to make them golden brown.
Once the scones are golden brown and puffy on the bottom, you’re supposed to flip them over. You then cook the other side for six to eight minutes until everything is done.
How Long Do Large Scones Take to Cook?
How long large scones take to cook will depend on the recipe that you’re using. It might take fifteen to twenty minutes of baking time in the oven.
Some recipes call for a lower baking temperature than others. It’s best to always follow the advice of the recipe so you can enjoy consistent results.
When making them on the stove or on a griddle, it’s best to cook them until they’re golden brown. This usually takes between five and eight minutes on each side.
You’ll have obvious visual cues to pay attention to when making scones this way. It makes it easy to get good results without burning them or otherwise making mistakes.
Just remember that you want to cook each side. Also, you can’t let them touch each other.
Each scone should be one inch apart to avoid any issues. It’s fine to have them further apart than this, too, but you simply want to have enough space between them.
There Are Many Different Types of Scones
There are many different types of scones out there that you can look into. It’s simple enough to make larger versions of whatever type you want.
Even if you can’t find a specific recipe for larger scones, you can simply make a bigger batch. Cut the scones into larger pieces and then go from there.
The scones might need to be baked a little longer if they’re larger. Simply check them every so often to ensure that they turn out golden brown.
You don’t want to burn them, and that’s why it’s best to check them. It shouldn’t be difficult to enjoy whatever your favorite types are in a larger form.
Avoid Making Mistakes
Avoid making mistakes when making scones. Always pay close attention to the ingredients that you’re using.
Using the wrong ingredients or not using enough of a certain ingredient can make things turn out wrong. This is true whether you’re making large or standard scones.
It’s also imperative to add the ingredients at the right time. You generally want to follow a recipe and add ingredients exactly when the recipe says you should.
You can follow a step-by-step guide that makes sure you will get consistent results. This is the best way to make scones when you don’t have a lot of experience under your belt.
For instance, adding butter at the wrong time can cause things to turn out wrong. Instead of making them moist, you might wind up having them turn out dry since you didn’t do things right.
Pay attention and try to get everything right when mixing the dough. Don’t mix the dough more than you’re supposed to either.
Too much kneading or mixing can cause scones to turn out rather dry. You should always mix the dough manually using a spatula instead of using electric mixers to be on the safe side.
So long as you’re doing things right, your scones will turn out well. Simply be careful to avoid common mistakes and you’ll enjoy some delicious homemade scones.
Now you know that making large scones isn’t difficult at all. The best thing to do is to find a recipe for large scones.
It should be simple enough to find that appeals to you. There are many different scone recipes online and you can also look in cookbooks.
Even if you don’t find a large scone recipe, you can simply make a larger batch of them. Then you simply cut the scones into larger pieces than usual.
You might need to bake or cook the scones for slightly longer when they’re larger. Even so, you’re still going to be cooking them until they’re golden brown.
Keep an eye on the scones so you don’t burn them. Pay attention and do your best to avoid common mistakes.
You shouldn’t have any trouble making satisfying large scones for your family and friends. Now that you know what to do, this will be something that you can do regularly.
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.