Recipe by Kirste
versatile scone recipe from www.joyofbaking.com by Stephanie Jaworski A coworker brought these, yum! She stated that they do freeze well.
Top Review by goldeneddy4
These are AMAZING! I have never made scones before, nor am I a big fan. It was my girlfriend's Bday and this is what she requested I bake. Well, needless to say, she had a Happy Birthday thanks to the wonderful scones and lemon curd!! The second time I baked them, I used my large cookie dough scooper and made perfectly sized scones!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup chilled unsalted butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut the butter into small pieces and blend in the flour mixture with a pastry blender.
- The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
- In a small measuring cup combine the whipping cream, beaten egg and vanilla.
- Add this mixture to the flour mixture.
- Stir until just combined.
- Do not overmix this mixture.
- Knead dough gently on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll or pat the dough into a circle that is 7 inches round and about 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
- Cut this circle into 8 triangular sections.
- Place the scones on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or else a lightly greased pan.
- Make mixture of one well-beaten egg with 1 TBS heavy cream.
- Brush the scones with this mixture.
- Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- These scones freeze very well.
- This recipe is very good as is but there are ways to jazz it up a little.
- When adding fruit or chocolate chips do so just before adding the cream mixture: You could add 1/3 cup dried cherries, or 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips, or 1/2 cup raisins, or 2 tsp grated lemon peel and 1 TBS poppy seeds and 1 tsp almond extract (instead of vanilla), or 2 tsp grated orange peel and 1 tsp orange liquor (instead of vanilla).