Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bikram Scones, Take 3

Mark's parents took us to lunch at Whole Foods yesterday, and I got a good selection from the hot and cold bars, as well as a vegan fruit & nut scone and some soup. Mark's dad had never heard of scones before, and was fascinated. After trying a small bite of mine, he decided that he'd love to have some, and I thought that was an excellent reason to make another batch of the PPK Bikram Scones that I've tried making twice before.

The last time I blogged about making scones, I mentioned that both my first and second batches, while having very different textures, were both a bit underdone in the centers (actually, the second batch was a bit too moist overall). My boyfriend Mark also mentioned that 2 tablespoons of baking soda seemed like too much. This time, I used 1 TBSP + 1 tsp of baking soda, and was going to use just 1 cup of soy milk, but after mixing, discovered that it seemed too dry. I added another 1/4 cup of soy milk (bringing the liquid to the specified 1 1/4 cups), and added raisins instead of chocolate (not my choice, exactly; Mark's dad isn't a big chocolate fan, but he likes fruit). Other than that, I followed the recipe ingredients exactly. In order to hopefully get the scones a bit more done, overall, I increased the baking time from 15 to 17 minutes.

PPK Vegan Bikram Scones Baking

This ended up being just right. The scones had a very scone-like texture: uniformly done throughout, dry, but not too dry, and a bit crumbly.

PPK Vegan Bikram Scones

My one complaint was that they didn't seem sweet enough, though I'm betting that putting chocolate chips in them instead of raisins would have probably fixed that problem. Also, most of the fruit scones I've had at other places (Whole Foods and the Steeping Room in Austin) seem to have nuts in them as well. The next time I make these, I'm going to mix up the dough, split it into two bowls, and mix fruit and nuts into one and chocolate chips into the other. I'm also thinking I might go back to applesauce instead of oil, since it will be healthier and possibly sweeter as well.

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