Atwood Inn Breakfast Scones

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Very versatile recipe. You can use any fruit and or nuts you like. recipe courtesy The Maria Atwood Inn Franklin, New Hampshire

Top Review by LaJuneBug

I was just looking for something that would match commercial but these exceeded by far! I usually have a terrible time with biscuit-type breads but these scones rose beautifully and are very light. I pulled from the oven three minutes early and they were done but still moist. I stirred the dry ingredients with a whisk, adding 1/4 tsp Penzys baking spice. I I cut in the shortening before adding wet ingredients. I added diced apricots, white chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp almond extract, and 1 tsp orange zest. Thanks for posting; these were much better than any scones I've ever had!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before mix dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
  2. The next morning add buttermilk, Crisco, egg, flavoring, and nuts and/or fruit.
  3. Stir together gently kneading to complete mixing ingredients.
  4. Shape into a large ball and flatten, into a circle, on a cookie sheet or baking stone.
  5. Score into 8 pieces with serrated knife.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes, until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clear.
  7. Serve warm with butter, honey, jam, or flavored cream cheese.
  8. Enjoy.

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