Recipe by NcMysteryShopper
Delicious Scones from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Scones aren’t just for tea anymore. Like the humble all-American biscuit, they offer a satisfying addition to almost any meal. These light, flaky crumb and tender texture scones complement any dish. Scones have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack. These are hands down the most tender and delicious scones I have ever eaten. (The scone dough must be frozen for up to 12 hours before use). For tender, flaky scones refer to these guidelines: 1. Do not over mix. If you work the dough too much, your scones will be tough and chewy. 2. Roll or pat the dough so that it is at least one-half inch thick. Thicker dough results in a better shape and lighter texture. 3. Watch the clock when baking. Like most baked goods, scones continue to bake as they cool.
Top Review by 122874
Thank you for a wonderful recipe. AWESOME! It's quick, simple, and the outcome is outstanding! The scones are melt-in-your mouth delicious and delicately tender. Thumbs up! Using a springform pan made the process swift and cleanup a breeze. These will quickly become a family favorite. Reminds me of living in Britain some 35 years ago.
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons coarse sugar (for topping)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut two 10-inch circles of parchment or waxed paper; Use one to line a 10-inch round cake pan; Reserve the second piece.
- Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together into a mixing bowl; Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
- Add the cream to the flour mixture and stir by hand just until the batter is evenly moistened.
- Place the dough into the lined cake pan and press into an even layer; Cover the dough with the second parchment paper circle; Freeze the dough until very firm, at least 12 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350°& #730°F; Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it lightly with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.
- Thaw the dough for 5 minutes at room temperature; turn it out of the cake pan onto a cutting board; Cut the dough into 10 equal wedges and place them on the baking sheet about 2-inches apart; Brush the scones with milk and sprinkle with the sugar.
- Bake the scones until golden brown, 30-40 minutes; Cool them on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to cooling racks; Serve the scones warm or at room temperature; Serve baked scones the same day they are made or freeze for up to 4 weeks.