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A question about a recipe: Bacon and Date Scones

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I have a question about the recipe "Bacon and Date Scones" from sugarmountaintreats. Step two says to whisk until fluffy, but only dry ingredients have been added so far. Is something missing?

asked by George Bixby over 5 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

I don't think anything is missing -- I think what sugarmountaintreats meant by "fluffy" is simply that the dry ingredients have been lightened and aerated by whisking them. (This, by the way, is a common "cheat" for sifting -- if you don't have a sifter, you can just whisk the dry ingredients). Hope the rest goes well!

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George Bixby
added over 5 years ago

Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. In case you haven't already guessed, I'm not much of a baker. The scones are in the oven now!

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MrsK
added almost 5 years ago

George Bixby, how did you like the scones? Are they on the "salty" side?

George Bixby
added almost 5 years ago

I love this recipe—it's a great mix of savory and sweet. I didn't find them too salty at all, I actually added slightly more bacon and dates than called for, the second time I made these.

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MrsK
added almost 5 years ago

Mmm... That sounds very interesting! I was just afraid that, although the scones have bacon, they would be sweet--which I somehow find a bit strange. Thanks for your answer!