Tuesday, January 17, 2017

When Someone Says They Hate Scones...


...when someone says they hate scones, it generally means they've never had a good scone...
~ Anonymous




I love scones!  They are much more legitimate than say a donut. I really like this particular scone recipe because it is a bit crumbly and biscuit like. Not too sweet ~ unless you'd like it to be. Perfect with butter and a bit of jam.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 stick of cold butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
(you don't need to use heavy cream. Whole milk is very nice with this scone recipe!)
**optional ~ fresh fruit (blueberries, blackberries, etc) or chocolate chips

*Preheat oven to 425 F.

*Add flour, sugar and baking powder into a large bowl.

*Blend butter evenly into the flour until mixture is crumbly.

*Add eggs, milk and fruit etc.

*Stir just until combined.

*Pat into a ball and place onto a lightly floured board.

*Roll dough into a log, 16 inches long. Cut into 16 pieces.

*Place rounds onto a prepared cookie sheet.

*Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

*Bake approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.

The recipe calls for rounds but I'm much more of a triangle kind of girl.  I generally roll the dough flat and cut into triangular wedges.  Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I've never heard anyone say they don't like scones. Blueberry scones are delicious!

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    1. Lorrie, oh gosh they are. I am hoping for an early spring and lots of berries on our bushes.

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  2. Yum! Seriously, we are on the same wavelength! I have been thinking so hard about making scones!! This recipe looks scrumptious, I can hardly wait to make it!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, scones are pretty easy to make. Some recipes call for using heavy cream. I prefer one that is not quite so rich. The added fruit just perfects it!

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  3. You know I never had one before in my life and then when my hubby was stationed in England our Welsh neighbors made us some, and they were delicious, she gave me the recipe but you know I never made them myself.

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    1. Connie, you ought to give it a try. They are perfect pick-me-up for a dreary day.

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  4. They look delicious, Gina! Thank you so much for sharing, and I love your profile pic! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Warm greetings back to you!

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  5. I have never had a scone. Now I'm excited to try one.

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