April 23, 2008

Microwaved Scones & Mango Jam

Ever since I saw microwaved scones at Aparna's blog, I wanted to try it. But somehow, it did not happen. When EC announced the theme for WBB#21, I knew what I was going to make.
whole wheat flour - 2 cups
butter(cold) - 3/4 cup
sugar- 1/4 cup
raisins - 3/4 cup
milk - 5 tblspn
baking powder - 4 tspn
a pinch of salt (not needed if using salted butter)

Mix wheat flour,baking powder and salt together. Rub the butter into this mixture till it resembles bread crumbs.
Care to be taken that the butter doesn't melt when rub it into the floor.To use cold butter is very important.
Add sugar and raisins. Aparna has used brown sugar.
Stir in the milk and make a soft dough.
Slightly flour your kitchen counter and place the dough on it. Shape it into a square of 1 inch thickness. Cut into 9 squares.

Place on a tissue paper in the microwave turntable and cook at 100% power for 3 minutes. Do the toothpick test to ensure it is cooked inside. If not cooked, keep for another 1 minute.
Leave it in the MW for 3 more minutes.

Serve warm with your favorite jam or fresh cream for a filling breakfast.

Here is my recipe for mango jam which can be done in few minutes.

Mango Jam in Microwave

Mango pulp - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup

Take equal quantities of fruit pulp and sugar. Its better not to increase the sugar, since it will mask the flavor of the fruit.
To take mango pulp, peel and cut the mangoes into bite sized cubes. Pulse in the mixer grinder or use a blender to get fine pulp.
Take a MW safe bowl, add the pulp and sugar.Cook for 5 minutes at 100% power. Stir once in between. It will have a nice glazing texture.
Adjust the timings according to your oven type and quantity used. Store in an airtight bottle. Enjoy with your warm scones.

I am sending this to EasyCrafts who is hosting WBB for this month, which is the brain child of Nanditha of Saffrontrail


  1. The scones look yummy and the jam is so simple to make..thanks for sharing these and participating in the event

  2. both look lovely ...jam is so simple...

  3. Both are lovely recipes...I'm a regular at Aparna's blog, but somehow missed the microwaved scones recipe...sometimes i'm just too lazy to preheat the oven which in turn heats up the kitchen...microwave recipes are good for such times...
    Thanks for the lovely entries for WBB.

  4. Sounds delicious.. scones look tempting.. and mango jam too.

  5. Jam looks delicious and is really simple to make. So now I found something new to make once the sweet ripe mangoes come home.

  6. Jam and scones are perfect combo and in MW... kudos!

  7. nice combo!nice that u cook both in MW

  8. lovely jam..Nice that u made the scones in the microwave..Nice entry

  9. Oh...mango jam in the microwave, love that idea! Looks like yours couldn't have turned out better.

  10. nice combo. both looks delicious.

  11. scones in a microwave is a great idea jayashree

  12. that's a wonderful and time-saving recipe! I love baking scones, but I'm gonna give a shot to your m/w recipe:)

  13. The mango jam looks tempting - so apt for the season! Thanks for posting - should make this and keep so we can enjoy it through the year...

  14. the scones and the jam luks very nice.

  15. very nice! i didnt realize it was so simple to make jam! gonna have to try this - have some great mangoes at home...

  16. EC, srivalli - thanks. Do try the jam sometime.

    nandita, true. as u said MW makes things easier at times.

    anjali, vanamala thanks.

    roma - u can make in small batches so that u can always have fresh jam

    cham,dhivya,divya - thanks.

    jj, thanks for dropping by. Try it sometime. I am sure you will like it.

    uma, sagar - thanks

    mansi, thanks. Do try and let know your feedback.

    miri, thanks. Do make this easy jam.

    smn- thanks.

  17. I have a batch of ruined scones in my blog ;). Must try this recipe!

  18. What lovely looking scones & yummy mango jam Jayasree. Wish I had reached here earlier. Now am waiting impatiently for next year! Cheers Deeba

  19. I have been looking for recipes using microwave. Shall soon try out the scones.


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