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These scones were quick and easy to make,plus they were REALLY tastey! We will deffinitely be making these again. Another review for these scones mentioned basting them with milk and sprikling them with sugar. I tried it and the scones came out of the oven with a really yummy, sweet crust on top! Can't wait to try some other variations!

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sunflower_gjc May 15, 2010

These are really yummy and can be made fast. I freeze the butter and grate it in and I use about 1/2 cup sugar.

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Eightblueeyes April 26, 2011

These scones turned out really well for me. I used to bake scones off and on before college, but got out of the habit, so I'm not entirely new to the process. I substituted 1 cup of white wheat pastry flour, bought from my local co-op, and brushed the tops with 2% milk and cinnamon sugar before baking. While I prefer my scones (and biscuits) to be on the side of undercooked, rather than overcooked, I do think that next time I'll keep these in the oven 15 minutes. I tried 12, put them back in for another 2, and they are still slighly underdone, IMHO. I used a scant 1/3 cup of sugar, and the scones are sweet enough to eat without embellishment beyond the cinnamon sugar topping (I cut them in half, to test the taste, and the bottom is as tasty as the top. They are extra delicious drizzled with honey, and I'm enjoying one wtih my Zen green tea with half 'n' half and honey as we speak. Thank you for sharing!

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Nevdiliel December 12, 2011

Versatile. Note to self. USed yogurt in place of the milk and added some vanilla. You could put anything in these like raisins, choc chips, cranberries, etc for different versions. I used the Kitchen Aid slowly to blend. They rose quite a bit more than I expected.

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Kasha February 03, 2011

LOVE this recipe. Have tried it multiple times with multiple variations and it never fails me (and never fails to impress others). My favorite variation: add 1 tablespoon of lemon rind with the sugar and, once prepared, sprinkle raw sugar and slivered almonds on top before baking. Super fresh tasting, and the marriage between the sugar and almond is excellent -- sweet, nutty, and crispy. Next time I'm throwing blueberries in too.

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jaclynkb July 31, 2009

This is the 1st time I have made scones and they came out good. I added the 1/3 cup of sugar, but next time I would go a 1/2 of cup to make them more sweet. I sprinkled some turbinado sugar on some and normal sugar on the others. The turbinado ones came out better. I made a frosting with powder sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice which helped add to the flavor. I think this is a great base recipe to build off of.

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AZJAY June 23, 2012

Delicious, easy, versatile. I'm excited to try different variations on this. I added cinnamon to the recipe - I think I'll try cardamom next time. Also going to try various dry fruits: figs, dates, etc. and maybe some fresh fruit variations too. This will be fun!

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I Love Figs! August 21, 2011

these are lovely and easy! i used 1/3 cup sugar and brushed them with a little butter after baking. mine were done in 10 min. i was going to add cranberries to all of them but forgot all about it so they only ended up in the second half. that half i drizzled with an icing sugar/milk glaze to offset the tartness of the cranberries. the cranberry ones needed an extra 2 min. i think i ate half of the first ones while the second ones baked, nom nom nom. i also cut these into 32 mini two-bite scones which is probably why they cooked so fast. they could have risen more but i also could have kneaded a bit and used fresher baking powder. will certainly make these again!

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spiritussancto June 25, 2010

Super easy and yummy! I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, divided my two balls into 8 wedges each, then sprinkled w/ sugar before baking. Great recipe!

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Wendy H May 26, 2010

Yum! **Updated to say: I make this recipe quite often! I usually mix a teaspoon of vanilla in with the milk prior to mixing with dry ingredients, and usually serve them with a basic powdered sugar glaze (Powdered Sugar Glaze); I've also tried mixing other "extras" in, like chocolate chips or berries - SO tasty and easy! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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princessbride029 April 14, 2009
Simple Sweet Scones