Monday, May 10, 2010

Campbell House Scones And A Honey Giveaway


Campbell House Scones
from my cousin Tamara

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup firm butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt until thoroughly blended.  Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles course cornmeal.  Make a well in the center of the butter/flour mixture and add the buttermilk all at once.  Stir mixture with a fork until the dough pulls away from sides of bowl.  With your hands, gather the dough into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured board.  Divide dough into four parts and lightly pat each part into a circle.  Cut each circle into four parts and place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake until golden, about 12 minutes.  Serve warm with Cox's honey.

Makes 16 scones.

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{cooks note}

We love honey at our house.  Not just any honey, but Cox's honey.  I grew up on it and have really never had anything else.  My parents always made sure we had a pail of it at college and when we got married.  They make wonderful gifts.  I'm speaking from experience.  I wanted to make a dessert with honey, but didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen.  These scones were the perfect answer.  They are so good straight out of the oven with Cox's creamed honey smothered all over them.  Try them soon, or just as soon as you can get your hands on some Cox's honey.  I'll try and help you out with that soon. I promise.

 The ingredients.  I used half a cube of unsalted butter and it didn't make a difference.  
 Stir the dry ingredients together.
 Cold butter, cubed.
 Cut into the flour/butter mixture with a pastry blender, or two forks.
 Once the flour/butter mixture is about pea sized, you are ready to make your well for the buttermilk to go in.
 Gently pour the buttermilk into the middle of your well.
 With a fork, stir until the mixture pulls away from sides of bowl.
 Form dough into a large ball with hands.
 On a  lightly floured surface, divide dough into four parts and then shape each part into a somewhat flattened ball.  
 Cut each ball into fours.  I like to use my bench scrapper for that.  They are really cheap. I got mine at Ross for $4.  
 Divided sections of dough.
 Place all of the dough wedges on baking sheets.  Mine are parchment lined.
 Before baking the scones.  I was able to squeeze two more on the pan for a total of 16.
 After being baked.  Mine took closer to 15 minutes.
I put a little package of scones and Cox's honey together for a friend.  Guess what?  They use Cox's honey at their house too.  They had just run out of it, so she was happy to get a little more.  
I like the 5 pound pails.  They have different sizes to choose from on their website.  They also have clover honey. I prefer the creamed over the clover. 

 I just poured some of my honey into an 8 ounce deli container and sent that with the scones.  It really makes the perfect gift.  
 I wasn't kidding when I said it was creamy.  
Fresh hot scones smothered with Cox's creamed honey.  You really can't go wrong.

Did you know that honey, if stored at room temperature, can keep indefinitely?  Yes, yes it can.  You can read all about honey facts at Cox's website.  They give quite a few uses for it.   It's perfect for food storage too. I have five, 5 pound pails left.  That will last us another 6 or 7 months.  My kids eat a peanut butter and honey sandwich with Cox's honey about 5 times a week.  We go through a lot at my house.  Not to mention all of the baking I do with it.  It's great added to salad dressings, glazes for fruit, and of course breads and desserts.  You can find Cox's honey products at most grocery stores throughout Idaho and Utah. To see a list of stores, go here.  If you do not live near one of those locations, like me, you can order through their website, www.coxshoney.com, or through Walton Feed.  The honey is very reasonably priced and such good quality. I highly recommend looking into it. Once you taste it, there is no going back to the other honey you were buying.

Now for the exciting part.  Cox's would like to participate in a giveaway on this little blog of mine. They would like to giveaway one case of twelve 20-ounce containers of their creamed honey to one lucky reader.  That is a $70 value.  They will ship the honey right to your front door.  I think I will enter.  Just kidding. 

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment sharing what food you like to eat with honey.  

That's easy, right?

Now go comment!

Oh, and you have until 11:59 pm on Thursday to enter.





73 comments:

Chelsea said...

I am fresh out of Cox Honey....it is our favorite around here. NOTHING better. I hope I win!

Anonymous said...

hmmm. I love honey drizzled over my Wheat chex. that's my fave. but a good wheat toast with it almost can't be beat. Daishan!

tharker said...

The first time I tried Cox's honey was a couple of years ago when Chelsea showed up on my doorstep with it as a gift. I was sold from the first taste! I too love the creamed honey.

My favorite use for it is in my favorite whole wheat bread recipe. Whole wheat + honey = perfection in my mouth!

I so hope I win this!!

Lori said...

I love honey on warm corn bread. Mmmmm.

Loren said...

corn bread can't be eaten without honey-butter
toast is great with honey
and....
if you put a drop of honey on "healthy" (ie less sugar) oatmeal or peanut butter cookies just as they come out of the oven, and it soaks in....mmmm

S. Schuller said...

We used to have Cox's honey at our house too, and I haven't had it in a long time. I would love to win this giveaway!

Cooper Squared said...

I love honey on my Lion House rolls. MMMM.

Emma said...

Mmmm! Those scones sound wonderful. I think Cox's honey would be perfect on them, and on corn bread, and ...
Sign me up!

skinners said...

never heard of Cox's honey but definitely want to try it. i love honey on indian fry bread!

Jenna said...

I use honey quite a bit around here, how is it that I've never tried Cox's?!?!? I love it in my bread recipe. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE it on homemade cornbread. I can eat it until I'm absolutely sick!

I want to win!!

erica e said...

i remember my husband talking about it after we got married. his family were always big fans but i didn't grow up in the west. since then we've moved from utah and now i'm dying of curiostiy over this honey that is the mountain west favorite! i hope i win! :) oh, and i love honey on any sort of HOT, fresh bread- homemade wheat or white, rolls, cornbread, scones....

Alayne said...

Yum! My mom's maiden name is Cox. We are related to the founders! I actually just called her and she told me the whole story! Kinda fun!
I'm a peanut butter and honey kind of gal, too. Although I also love it in my honey BBQ sauce recipe.

Alyse and Bob said...

I love honey drizzled on my Mom's homemade biscuits right out of the oven. mmmm! I love your food blog and want to try some of your recipes. You are amazing!

Lisa said...

I need some more Cox honey around here to go on homemade scones. YUMMM! (Why don't you just stop the giveaway right now and choose me?)

Janet Mae said...

Ive never had Cox honey but I would love to try it. Ill eat honey with almost anything but I love it on toast and rolls.

Ali said...

Honey on any warm bread product is fantastic. And maybe this is weird, but honey on chicken nuggets is great too!

[M] said...

i put it on everything (in place of sugar), my kids love it on their morning oatmeal. this is the best giveaway ever by-the-way

Sherri said...

I have never heard of Cox honey. We love honey over homemade cornbread. yum

Heather said...

Corn bread and homemade granola for me!

Whitney said...

Why have I never had this honey - and I grew up in Idaho and Utah?? I love honey on fresh, hot rolls and cornbread. And peanut butter and honey sandwiches. And fry bread. I really like honey.

Emily Ferrell said...

I love honey on homemade cornbread. I also love honey on homemade wheat bread. Creamed honey is the best and the only way to go. Love your blog.

bradybunch said...

We are all Cox's creamed honey ADDICTS in our family! I have to stock up on it every time we travel out west! The best was when we had the 5 pound buckets in our food storage. Probably our favorite is on hot rolls on Sunday afternoon, but it is good with peanut butter in a sandwich, on toast with butter, or just straight out of the container on my finger (oops! now you all know my secret!)

Janna said...

Never tried this kind before-but would love to! We use honey a lot in this house!

Melanie Anne said...

Mmm your scones look fantastic and I too LOVE cox honey!! Great recipe and giveaway!!

Melanie Anne said...

Oops I forgot to say what we put honey on...
I love it on my steelcut oats with blackberries for breakfast! YUM!

Evan and Holly said...

I really like to sweeten my ice tea with honey instead of sugar. But I also enjoy it over corn bread.

Katie said...

biscuits! and yogurt! and everything!

Aunt Debbie said...

With homemade, whole wheat bread and butter, of course.

Aunt Debbie said...

Is this the recipe I put on the family website years ago?

AngelaBeth said...

I've never tasted it... being as I live in California. It looks so rich and creamy! If I don't win I might never get to try it! :( Crossing my fingers AND toes! :P

Nikki said...

Mmmm....corn bread with honey is my favorite.

JenFielding said...

English muffins with honey, my favorite.

Daisha said...

I haven't had Cox's honey since I was a kid. The creamed is amazing! I love honey on my cornbread.
daishajohnson @ gmail dot com

Andrea said...

Ahhhhh... I love this honey. I put honey on EVERYTHING - on peanut butter sandwiches, on toast, on bagels, on scones, love love love honey.

Pick me pick me!!!

B said...

I miss that honey.

Joani10 said...

Great giveaway! Aside from wheat bread toast, I like to dip ham in honey or have it on a ham sandwich...nothing like sweetening things up ;)

Shrinking Shadow said...

I make homemade graham crackers and put honey in the dough and also dip them. so good.

Ciana said...

I haven't had some good Cox's creamed honey for a long time. For a very long time I thought all other honey was nasty. I love love love it with scones.

Aimee said...

I've never had Cox honey, but I'd LOVE to after reading your review!! :) Cornbread with honey is one of my favorite combinations.

Jen said...

PB & Honey :)

Alyssa Griffeth said...

I don't love regular honey, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE creamed honey. When I was pregnant with my first, I used to crave it 24-7 on waffles. YUM!

Jill said...

Cox Creamed Honey with homemade biscuits (fresh out of the oven) is heaven.

Erin said...

honey on cornbread, delicious!!

Life is a Box of Chocolates said...

I love honey on home made wheat bread that has been toasted.
I love your blog. I have tried so many of your recipes and every one has been a keeper. Keep up the great work.

Nicole said...

We like honey and peanut butter sandwiches...yummy!

Britney said...

ok so how about a peanut butter and banana and honey toasted sandwich. Yah. It's good. I see your mouth watering!

Stephanie said...

The honey looks so good. I went to their website and wandered around. I love to eat peanut butter and honey on homemade whole wheat and flax rolls. So good.

Amy said...

We grew up on Cox's honey too. My dad is from Idaho and when ever we would go visit, from California, we would stock up. I loved to eat it on my mom's scones when I was little. Her's were the yeast variety. Yum!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

I love honey on my mom's recipe for homemade rolls!

Life In The Klaas Lane said...

A rice cake with cruncy peanut butter, banana slices and honey! Or honey in plain Greek yogurt. Yumm!!

Lauren Crider said...

I have never tried Cox's honey, but I love to eat honey with my oatmeal. Would love to win! Great blog...found you from JCA :)

Shells said...

Hot out of the oven whole wheat bread.

AndreaF said...

I love good honey on biscuits and cornbread. Mmm, mmm GOOD!

SeelyFamily said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE honey on hot-out-of-the-oven homemade bread!

Tina said...

I have never seen this but love honey! I would love to give this a try!

katie said...

Honey most often finds itself in yogurt, oatmeal or whole wheat bread at our house and that Cox honey looks delicious. oh, and I've tried some recipes on your blog and they've been fantastic. Thanks!

AaReAn said...

I love honey on my moms home made corn bread and if I win I'll even give you the recipe hehe I love good honey!!!

dandee said...

fresh baked whole wheat bread + honey. nothing better.

and the scones look amazing!

Teri said...

Great timing! I only have 3 small "gourmet" flavors left. Cox's honey is great, but especially yummy on Killer Dave's bread toasted!

Chubby Baby Designs said...

My fav thing to pour honey all over is my semi-homemade pancakes! ( bisquick, oats, vanilla yogurt, cottage cheese, cinnamon, eggs & milk) and I like my pancakes on the dark side...served with butter and HONEY!!!

Marilyn said...

hmmm, yum. I just made a stir fry yesterday with honey, but we love to add honey to our oatmeal.

I really really want to win this.
Pick me!

stacy said...

We use honey all of the time and have never tried Cox... sounds really good!. We love honey on our pancakes instead of syrup!

Kimberly said...

Honey on warm bread is the best. Yum!

brent and kashann said...

I love it on scones, but haven't loved it near as much since I moved away from home and never have any Cox's honey.

Woodward Family said...

My family eats tons of honey! We love to put it on our home made rolls!
Thanks I love your blog!

The Nance Family said...

I love honey on fresh rolls.

Raymond and Kristan said...

This brings back memories from when I was a kid! My mom always had this in our house! BUT I love it on corn bread! The best!

Thueson's Blog Spot said...

I am fanatical about peanut butter and honey sandwiches!! They are they best!!!!

Ally said...

i love honey on an acai smoothie with granola and bananas! delish!

kimberly said...

I use Cox's in just about everything that calls for sugar. The kids love it with peanut butter sandwiches and in oatmeal of cream of wheat, but my favorite is in my granola recipe. I live off of that stuff! Pick ME!!

Verlyn said...

Love honey on wheat toast, so good!

Anonymous said...

We love honey. I use it to make bread, granola, green smoothies, yogurt, rolls, and....in just about everything!!

sheri

Tasha said...

This honey looks really good, my fav way to use honey is with nice warm bicuits fresh out of the oven, yum.............