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Jam Filled Scones

These scones have been pre-filled with jam,

Just so you don’t have to.

I was reading Amber’s suggestion in my comment box on posting a scone recipe to get into the English mood, for the upcoming Royal Wedding. Because, what can be more English than scones right? But my impression of scones was that they were chunks of dry, tasteless pastries.

I did however, have this recipe bookmarked for the longest time.  A scone filled and baked with jam as filling. That would definitely jazz up these pastries. So what better time to make these than now right?

Besides the wonderful jam filling, these scones were also winners as it calls for pre-toasting the flour and the oats before they were sent to bake.

If you haven’t already tried it, you should really try tossing your oats in a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. The fragrance and the flavour the heat brought out from the oats was just so incredible!

I held my head over the saucepan and felt as if i just walked up to a popcorn stand in a movie theatre. I know oats and corns probably came from different plants. But the aromatic nutty smell from them was uncannily identical!

Needless to say, my scones were extra flavourful today. Of course, if you still doubting these scones to dry and flavourless, you can always pile on the whipped cream. Amber suggested using clotted cream, but i have no inkling on how to go about making them, and settled with the regular one (Sorry Amber!).

Or maybe some butter?

The possibilities are endless!

So with these scones, i wish Will and Kate a happy wedded bliss. And to Amber too, for making such a wonderful suggestion!

Recipe taken from Sugar Plum,

Click HERE for recipe.

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  1. April 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    They look beautiful and delicious! Thank you for sharing as I live vicariously through your blog! :)

  2. April 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    What gorgeous pictures. I feel as though I’m looking at your scones on a tropical island.

  3. April 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I love the filling and the toasting. Beautiful!

  4. April 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Great and very yummy idea! :)

  5. April 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Your scones are beautiful…they look like summer to me! And you’re so right about toasting oats — it makes such a big difference!

  6. April 29, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Delicious scones! I’ve never tried toasting oats before using in a batter, will have to try it out!!!

  7. April 29, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Ohh they’re so pretty! Perfect for the royal wedding! Good thinking. :) I’m glad you liked them.

  8. April 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    All over, the UK up and down the country, lots of people were celebrating with scone baking. Great idea to bring the community!
    What a lovely day for a lovely couple ;-)

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