American Pistachio English Tea Scones

180 pieces @ 114 g (4 oz)
Batter g/ml lbs./oz Baker's % Yield % Notes
Butter, unsalted 2500 g 5 lbs 8 oz 25.00 % 10.73 %
Sugar, granulated 2500 g 5 lbs 8 oz 25.00 % 10.73 %
Eggs 1500 ml 3 lbs 6 oz 15.00 % 6.44 %
Salt 20 g 1 tbsp 0.20 % 0.09 %
Lemon extract 20 ml 4 tsp 0.20 % 0.09 %
Vanilla extract 20 ml 4 tsp 0.20 % 0.09 %
Flour, cake 2500 g 5 lbs 8 oz 25.00 % 10.73 %
Flour, pastry 5000 g 11 lbs 50.00 % 21.45 %
Flour, bread 2500 g 5 lbs 8 oz 25.00 % 10.73 %
Baking powder 750 g 1 lbs 10 oz 7.50 % 3.22 %
Milk, whole 4000 ml 9 lbs 1 oz 40.00 % 17.16 %
American Pistachios 2000 g 4 lbs 7 oz 20.00 % 8.58 % roasted, chopped
Total 23310 g 51 lbs 10 oz 233.10 % 100.00%


• Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the eggs one at a time. Both butter and eggs should be at room temperature.

• Add the spices.

• Sift the flour with the leavening agent and alternatively add with the liquid.

• Add the American Pistachios.

• Do not over mix.

• Place on a well-floured work surface and roll into 1.3 cm (½ inch) thickness. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Apply egg wash and relax the dough 15 minutes before baking. Bake at 190°C (375° F) for 8-10 minutes or until done.

• Scones are a favorite of immigrants from all over the British Island.

• Scottish (biscuit-like) teacakes, cooked on a griddle or oven baked. The word scone is pronounced in the soft Scottish accent like scaun. The name originally came from a perish in Perthshire which was the site of the historic abbey and palace where the kings of Scotland were crowned on the Stone of Destiny or Scone.

• Scones originated in Scotland, but the name is probably derived from an old Dutch word, schoonbroot, which means "fine white bread". An old Icelandic term for biscuits, skonrok, comes from the same source. The first known reference to scones in English occurs in a (Scottish) translation of the Aenid, dating from1513. Formerly, scones were rather large, flat cakes that were cut into four so the scones were usually square or triangular.

• Sour milk produces a scone with a light texture and makes an impressive alternative to sour cream. To make sour milk, simply stir in 25 ml lemon juice or vinegar into 400 ml milk.

• If cookie cutters are not available or if a different shape is preferred, the scone can be cut out with a knife. Flour the knife; cut the dough in 5 cm wide strips. Then cut the strips diagonally to form diamond shapes or triangles.

• Served with tea, preserves and whipped cream.

Nutritional Information per Serving: 445 calories, 10 g protein, 19 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 62 g carbohydrates, 16 g sugars, 5 g fiber, 58 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!