Pre-made scones and scone mixes are great additions to the tea party pantry. With the company tag line “homemade taste for modern lives,” Sticky Fingers was the first brand of scone mix that I saw in San Jose-area stores, and it has expanded to include several flavors, including their newest flavor, Coconut Chocolate Chip, and gluten-free versions, that are available in local Safeway, Target, Nob Hill, and Cost Plus World Market stores, as well as Lisa’s Tea Treasures in Campbell and at Santana Row. The scone mixes are packaged in a foil-lined paper sack, and includes enough dry ingredients for 12 medium-sized scones; the only ingredient that the user needs to add is water, but you can enrich the scones by adding milk, cream, or a combination of those and water when you mix up the scones. For more details, click here.
The South Bay Ladies’ Tea Guild tried the Red Raspberry Scone mix over Valentine’s Day weekend, and we are happy to report that it produced a batch of tasty scones, and we’d like to get another package of the mix for our tea party pantries! The Red Raspberry mix contains whole dried raspberries, and had a good raspberry-vanilla flavor that wasn’t cloyingly sweet. The scones’ texture was also good, being moist, crumbly and slightly fluffy, but firm enough that they could be sliced in half and spread with lemon curd and cream. At $5.99 per bag, these mixes are a bit more expensive than making a dozen scones from scratch, but they are very convenient and tasty, and a good addition to your tea party pantry.
Copyright 2014, Elizabeth Urbach.
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Sticky Fingers Bakeries website
Red Raspberry Scone mix product page
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