Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rhubarb and Rosemary Scones

Rhubarb and rosemary combination is not new to me.  I experimented with these two flavours a couple of years ago when I made Rhubarb and Rosemary Cookies and thought they would make nice scones too. 

I will certainly be making these again, as they really disappeared from my kitchen in a blink of an eye.  The mitts not only belonged to D, but my mother, nephews and nieces and it is upon their request I will be making some more.  I will be making slightly smaller ones this time though.
I've just filled the warm scones here with whipped double cream, but to go that little bit more decadent, you can also make Rosemary infused cream.  Simple really, the way you would make lavender sugar by infusing a sprig or two of lavender in caster sugar, make rosemary sugar.  Then add a teaspoon or two to the whipping cream or even to the scone mixture.  Also had I more rhubarb, I would have made Rhubarb Jam - its on my list this year to make, as my mother loves it!  My mother feeds me loads, I think its time to repay the compliment.
I am sharing some of these lovely Rhubarb and Rosemary Scones with Simona of Briciole. She has the honour of hosting this week's Weekend Herb Blogging #329. This food blogging event now in its 6th year was started by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen and is now co-ordinated by Haalo of Cook (almost)Anything Once
Rhubarb and Rosemary Scones
Makes about 14 depending on size of cutter you use.
Ingredients
450g self-raising flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
100g butter, chopped into little cubes
100g golden caster sugar
160g rhubarb, about a stick chopped into small pieces
1½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
280ml milk
Method
In a large bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the butter to the flour and rub it with your fingertips until it begins to resemble breadcrumbs. Stir in the caster sugar, the rhubarb pieces and rosemary, then gently pour in the milk – be careful as you may not require it all – and knead until the dough comes together. 
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out the dough to about 1½ inch thick.
Cut out the shapes, re-roll the dough and cut out more circles,until all of the dough has been used.

Lay the scones on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled lightly with plain flour. Bake in oven at gas mark 8/230oc for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Can you smell them?!
Here is the rhubarb growing in my garden , a long way from being edible, but at least its thriving. Up-dated: June 2012: Please follow this link to see Blissfully Scrumptious recipes for Rhubarb and Rosemary Cupcakes and Rhubarb and Rosemary Jelly. 

47 comments:

  1. Thank you, must give these a try. Suzy x

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  2. My rhubarb has survived the move well and is thriving, lots of lovely pink stalks coming through in the last week. Unfortunately, my Rosemary is looking rather sad, I think it got a touch of frost just after we moved in, so I'll save this recipe to try out in a couple of weeks.

    Your scones look yummy, you can't really go wrong when you put lovely cream on fresh from the oven scones can you.

    Your Mum is in for lots of tasty treats over the next few months, lucky lady!!

    Sue xx

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    1. I'm sorry to read of your rosemary. I've inherited another plant this w/e by my Dad and its flowering too. I do hope you get to try out this recipe, its really good!

      My mother is certainly spoiling me, I wish I can do the same for her.

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  3. Hi Shaheen, oh I say these sound wonderful and so unusual, I had rhubarb at the weekend although it turned into a humble rhubarb crumble. I love your plates, they look even more tempting on those. x

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    1. Thank you Patty,
      I bought the saucers and cups a few years ago from charity shop in Glasgow. see this link below

      http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/come-on-over-to-my-place.html

      I was do pleased with them. I wish I had picked up the cake platter too which was in the design of a sunflower, but it was a little more pricey for me £10, so I gave it a miss.

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  4. These look lovely .... I think I can smell them! They looked huge stuffed with cream.

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    1. I so agree stuffing them with cream does make them huge.

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  5. What a wonderful recipe! I LOVE rhubarb! I've never tried anything like this before, thanks for the idea!

    I've made rhubarb jam in the past, which I also adore, and I always made it with a touch of fresh ginger, which I think it a delicious combination.

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    1. Thank you Suki,
      I love rhubarb with ginger - you'll find some recipes here with it such as these muffins.
      http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/come-on-over-to-my-place.html

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  6. I always thought rosemary as an aromatic to go with savory dishes. Using it in sweets is really an interesting idea.

    Good luck making your rhubarb jam.

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    1. Me too Sri,
      but I experimented with it and it works, but you need a little,not too much that would overpower and make it too soapy tasting. I am hoping to get some rhubarb this week, so I can make the jam in the next few days or so.

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  7. I made cheese scones yesterday. I might give these a try because they sound lovely.

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    1. Thank you Morning AJ.
      I like cheese scones with my soups. Been a while since i made some, so may give them a go when the weather is a bit down. I do hope you try these as they were lovely. I so want to make them again.

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  8. Uhhhh love these... A mix of flavours i want to try.... Then love scones for breakfast! ;)

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  9. Now I know what to do with my rhubarb!!!!

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  10. I have got rhubarb in my garden so I can try this as soon as it grows. I like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Loving the scones! What a great alternative to the traditional date, cheese or sultana!

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  12. Hi Shaheen,

    Those look simply delicious-just drooling now thinking about eating them...

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  13. lovely & delicious...want to taste it right now..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. nice take on a scone! and still have not tried putting rosemary and rhubarb together yet, though I do have the two right now in my kitchen.. may try a bit of baking today ;)

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    1. If you do Shu Han,
      let me know how you find them. I am hoping to do a bit more cooking today too, I think it may be Rhubarb Jam with the rhubarb my mother picked me this w/e

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  15. It's almost impossible to find rhubarb here, but your scone must be tried! The rosemary scent will be an added value ;-)
    Have a nice Sunday. Cheers

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    1. I do hope you find some so you can try them, with or without the rosemary - these are good.

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  16. I love scones and love rhubarb, so I will keep your recipe handy when rhubarb becomes available here. I have never tried it paired with rosemary, so I am very curious. Thank you so much for contributing to WHB!

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  17. wow what an amazing resource.... just found your blog and it is a DELIGHT
    thank you so very much for taking the time to share so much
    http://sylvansomethings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Thank you so, so much Sylvan for such a lovely comment. I've been a bit lazy recently with the blogging as I am being distracted with things in my daily life right now, but I will do my upmost to write when I can. I don't have an allotment anymore, but my father has recently got one, so I can still share things I am growing with him and those in my new home. So we can def. compare notes.
    Welcome to the blogging world. I will sure be over to check out your new blog. Warmest of wishes.

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  19. Wow, just taken a batch out of the Everhot (which always cooks amazing scones) and these are FAB! Used natural yogurt and milk mixed to bind as short of milk, these are sure to become a springtime favourite at our house, I'm thinking it would make a lovely cobbler style topping for stewed rhubarb too?

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    1. Thanks KBrohill,
      I am so pleased. I love them too and they will be a sprintime fave in our home too. Just finished making some Rhubarb and Rose Butter,think they would make a super filling for these too.Will be posting in the next day or two.

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  20. Scones... I could eat them for ever and any time of the day. Your ones looks amazing and you should feel truly proud for that rhubarb. I know how much work is put into gardening, but on my part its also depressing, lately not even a grass would grow! And its Ireland like! And I did have plans for rhubarb as well :)Well I am putting rhubarb on my shopping list as we speak, I can smell the scones already :) Wishing you all the best, sending hugs!

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    1. Thanks Little Housewife.
      Hope your growing ventures improve and the soil turns green and flourishes for you.

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  21. I haven't popped into your blog for a while as life got in the way, but I'm back- and drooling into my keyboard again at all the scrummy recipes I've been missing out on!:)

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    1. Thankis Nutty Gnome.
      I am guilty of not visiting fellow blogs either, so its understandable other distractions in life. Hope your well.

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  22. WOW! I would never have thought of that taste combination. Must give it a go.

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  23. It works Matron,
    Just be careful with the rosemary - too much and its soapy.

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  24. oohh they look very yummy indeed, I hope you are well and enjoying your new home Shaheen xxx

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    1. Thanks Scented Sweetpeas.
      Our surroundings are keeping us a bit more uplifted.

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  25. These look delicious and so different! I would have never thought to put that combination together!

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    1. Thanks Zoe,
      Does work, but you be careful with the rosemary - too much and its overpowering.

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  26. Your rhubarb & rosmary scones look like real winners, my friend! Ooh how much I love them! :)

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  27. Waw! What lovely rhubarb & rosmeary scones! they look like real winners! :)

    Yum Yum Yum!

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie. They have been a real hit!

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