- 19.5 oz of bread flour
- 0.5 oz of fresh yeast
- 5 eggs
- 3.5 oz of honey
- 1 tsp of ground saffron
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 100 ml of milk
- 2.5 oz of butter
- 1.5 oz of crushed walnuts
These Spicy scones (also called Fouees), are very typical of the Loire Valley in France, a region that I loved visiting with my husband time ago and obviously take to bring me some recipes like this. Originally, the fouées rolls were baked to test the oven temperature, before putting the loaves and dating from the Middle Ages, especially in the city of Chinon.
See how to make this spicy scones recipe:
1. Put all the ingredients except the butter and nuts in the bowl of the mixer. Began to knead until you see that the mass is smooth and begins to have structure. Then add the butter and continue kneading until fully incorporated.
2. When the dough is well kneaded, comes away from the walls, is ready to add the ground nuts. Continue kneading, form the dough into a ball and let rest in a container, covered with a cloth. You will have to leave it to rise for at least an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 320°F. Beat the egg and paint the muffins with a brush. Finish each muffin with a piece of walnut or with a little sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden.
4. These scones are served mild, accompanied by cheese or sausage.
Tasting spicy scones
This Spicy scones are ideal to accompany the typical products of the region of Loire Valley. The same can be eaten with a “rillons” with the most emblematic cheese of the area, goat cheese “Saint Maure de Touraine”, the authentic goat cheese which is then prepared in many regions. Obviously in our homes we do not have these cheeses, but anyway you can accompany with other similar cheeses.