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#11 Sun 10 Mar 13 9:47pm

kah22

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Well I've made a few batches with frozen dough and they turn out just as goods as baking fresh.

Two tips. If you are using egg wash putt a little on before freezing the dough and when you are ready to pop them give them another wash with a little milk.

It will take about twenty minutes for the scone to cook and I usually remove mine from the freezer just after I turn on the cooker

Kevin

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#12 Mon 11 Mar 13 11:23am

Thistledo

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Scones freeze very well when baked, so why shouldn't the dough?  There's logic for ya.

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#13 Mon 11 Mar 13 1:51pm

MarielH

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I would love to know if you can freeze the scone dough mix.

I often freeze scones for future use eg cheese scones and are fine when they come out of the freezer - but they are so nice when they are still warm.

Next time will experiment and try freezing a couple.  A friend got a recipe for scones which contained natural yoghurt - keep meaning to try this one!

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#14 Mon 11 Mar 13 2:06pm

Thistledo

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Suppose using natural yoghurt would be similar to using buttermilk, which I think is lovely in scones.

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#15 Wed 13 Mar 13 7:45am

MarielH

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Still to try this recipe Thistledo - but going to give it a go!

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#16 Wed 13 Mar 13 6:01pm

kah22

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I do freeze my dough and it does seem to work.

So why freeze the dough and not the complete baked scone? Well I've never really been able to de-freeze a scone and have it taste as good as one freshly out of the oven.

I've found that if I freeze the dough I can bake it from frozen in about twenty minutes from the time the oven hits the right temperature (about 200 c)

Before popping them into  the freezer I give the top of them a light egg wash, and again before popping them into the preheated oven I'll give them another little wash.

For myself it means that I can make up two or three batches of scones at the one time: plain, fruit, cherry and freeze them in separate containers so if I want two fruit and three plain it's just a matter of removing them from the freezer! I make my scones with buttermilk

There is probably a more organized way of doing this but hey I bake because I enjoy it  big_smile

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#17 Wed 13 Mar 13 6:04pm

hippytea

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

I think that's a good idea. Scones are far better fresh - unlike bread, they lose a lot of their appeal after they've cooled down and lost the soft-crisp contrast between the middle and the crust. Most soda breads are like that too. So I like your method, kah22.

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#18 Fri 15 Mar 13 3:18pm

@nGoose1

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Re: Can I Freeze Scone Dough For Future Use

Good advice mincepie. I have just used the lemon milk bicarb idea in a banana pecan choc loaf from a Thomasina Miers book. A superb result, good book.
I have frozen pizza dough, I don’t know if this will work , I hope so, having a few pizza balls on hand is cool.

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