Scones

Recipe by Faery Dust
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 12 scones
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the dry ingredients together.
  • Cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Rub with the fingertips lightly. The mixture should resemble course crumbs. You can do this step in a food processor, but put the mixture into a bowl before adding the liquid.
  • Add your liquid and mix lightly and gently with a butterknife or the fingertips. Don't over mix, this can create heavy scones.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press out gently into an oblong shape, about 20mm thick.
  • Cut into squares or use a scone cutter.
  • Pop them onto a baking tray. Brush the tops with a bit of milk and bake at 240C (475F) until done, about 10 minutes.
  • VARIATIONS.
  • Use 1/2 cup sour cream instead of the butter and the milk or milk and egg.
  • Cheese scones: Add 1/2 cup finely grated cheddar and omit the sugar.
  • Fruit scones: Add 1/2 cup raisins to the dough.
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