Recipe by Gingerbee
Straight out of Having Tea by Tricia Foley. The best scones served with cream and strawberry jam! Easy and fast to make.
Top Review by Chef TotalFark
I was looking for a different scone recipe to use at work (lost my old one) and decided to give this recipe a shot, and I was truly glad I did! These scones are light, slightly crumbly yet firm enough to hold together, and stay moist for quite awhile (we put them out on a "help yourself" snack area and they're still excellent 12 room-temp hours later. The recipe has just enough sugar to make keep them from being biscuity, yet (depending on your additions) aren't sweet. I like to add some grated white chocolate (like 1/4 cup per this recipe which adds richness and some extra vanilla depth along with sweetness), and then I've added : pecans, walnuts, raisins, dried cran and blue berries, lemon/orange zest and extract, cinnamon, nutmeg....on and on! This is a great base scone recipe...scone lovers would be foolish to pass this one up! It's also extremely simple and very quick to make (which I appreciate as I try to squeeze it into my already-busy work day). Merci, Gingerbee, for giving this old cook dog a new trick!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup heavy cream (35%)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Gradually add enough of the cream to form a soft dough.
- Knead lightly on a floured board, handling the dough gently to retain the air needed for the scones to rise.
- Roll out to a 1/2- to 3/4-inch thickness.
- Cut into 2 inch rounds with a sharp knife or use a cookie cutter.
- Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a 1/2 inch space around each one.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.