Adapted from: Chang, Joanne. Flour: Spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe. (2010). San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC. p. 50.
My Comments: Lucky enough to live in the Boston Metro area (well, that’s a
little stretch – a 40 minute ride puts me downtown though), I’ve been to 2 of Flour’s locations. If you have too, you know how awesome this bakery/cafe is — no wonder lines stretch around the counter and there’s SRO! Last week, I treated myself to Joanne Chang’s cookbook and this recipe seemed like the place to start for me.
Recently I have been told to try to cut wheat products from my diet. Not willing to give up on my love of baking, I am discovering some new flours to use. Today I substituted a gluten free baking flour from Bob’s Red Mill. Since I don’t have to totally eliminate wheat, I kept about a cup of the wheat flour in the recipe. Not sure how a total replacement would have gone, but this substitution was just fine (yes indeed I have had this scone at Flour!).
I’m not publishing Joanne Chang’s recipe here; seriously — if you love baking buy the book!
As this inaugural foray into Flour’s recipes takes place on Mother’s Day, we treated ourselves to quite a breakfast spread: smoked salmon (for Adrien), Vermont brie, raspberries, homemade vanilla/honey yogurt sprinkled with homemade granola, and of course, the scones. I don’t think we’ll be eating again until tomorrow.