Recipe by sofie-a-toast
This recipe is slightly modified from an all-star scone recipe on allrecipes.com There, it has over 1,000 5 star reviews, yet is not featured on this site at all! Before, having these scones, I'd never really encountered one I liked - they were always much too dry and crumbly. This scone recipe seriously changed my view on scones FOREVER. Plus it is super versatile. I use chocolate chips but feel free to subsitute, blueberries, dried fruit, nuts or whatever you can think of!
Top Review by LifeIsGood
Yummy scones! The flavor is wonderful. We love the chocolate chips! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that our mixture was really wet and when baking, the scones spread out a bit too much. They didn't come out looking like perfect scones, but the taste is definitely there! Thank you! Made for CQ 2 - Ireland.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.