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#1 Sun 05 Feb 12 3:45pm

kah22

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Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

To enjoy a home made scone I think you really have to eat them almost as soon as they come out of the over and they are great to offer to friends who pop in for a cup of tea.

Anyway I'm wondering if I can make my scone dough in advance, cut to shape, pop into the freezer for use at a later date. I know you can freeze ordinary dough but as scone dough has eggs added I'm wondering if it is safe to freeze.

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#2 Sun 05 Feb 12 4:59pm

mummza

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I have never frozen scone dough as the scones have always been made and eaten quite fast in our house !
If there are ever any scones left ver I toast them the next day .. Toasted scones are a real treat .

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#3 Sun 05 Feb 12 7:09pm

FlyingMoose

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

It could be an interesting experiment -  question next time you make scones, keep 2 or 3 before the others head to the oven - and freeze the 2 or 3.   Take them out the next day to bake. This way you only lose a few if they'r no good & you know for another time, whether you can freeze a whole batch ready to go.
smile
KC

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#4 Sun 05 Feb 12 10:20pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Hi Kah,
I don't have eggs in my scone recipe, and I freeze them after they are cooked. Then I heat them straight up from frozen in a warm oven. This works well!

It is the raising agents in the flour that I think would make freezing the uncooked dough tricky, but I hope you give it a try and let us know. If it works I might try it too! smile

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#5 Sun 05 Feb 12 10:40pm

mincepie

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Raw and stamped out dough will be fine frozen and then cooked once defrosted.
Or, make up the dry ingredients , you can make a large batch, weigh into 1 1b or 500gm or a managable amount, freeze, and add wet ingredients as and when required,
Pastry, crumble topping can all have the same treatment. I stack in lock'n'lock boxes. (makes good use of any discounted butter I can lay my hands on)
Remember to stick a label inside wink

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#6 Sun 05 Feb 12 10:47pm

mummza

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I have been thinking about this and I came to conclusion that the raw dough would not freeze well ( have you tried it mincepie as I might be wrong ?) I just thught that with the rasing agents used the mix start to lighten as soon as the liquid is added and so I did not think they would freeze well.
But I might be wrong.

I use this scone recipe , it does not have egg in it
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/memb … pe%29/1865
If you want to use an egg then reduce the amount of fluid in the recipe.

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#7 Sun 05 Feb 12 10:50pm

mincepie

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Yes I do it all the time. smile
I am a pastry cook. wink

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#8 Sun 05 Feb 12 11:03pm

mummza

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

thats good then I might give it a try sometime ... I am not a pastry cook  lol

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#9 Sun 05 Feb 12 11:30pm

mincepie

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Making the liquid up with a spoon or two of plain yoghurt or sour milk or acidulated milk [lemon juice] will give a better rise and neutralises that bicarb twang.
If you like a golden finish, take care not to splosh the sides at they wont rise so much. I like a floury top so I shake a bit of flour over.
Stamp out in a positive manner and dont turn the cutter or they can go lopsided.
HOT oven 220 essential.
Thats all I can say about scones. Good luck kah22

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#10 Sun 10 Mar 13 8:28pm

HallZen

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I'd love to see your scone dough recipe mincepie - sounds like a winner.

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