Scones

Recipe by Kirste
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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).
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