Scones

Melody U.

By
@ElfiePoo

It took a lot of tweaking to get this to resemble what I remembered having in Scotland, but this is my basic 'go to' and I just add stuff to it.


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Serves:

6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/4 c
cake flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder, rounded
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 stick
cold butter, cubed
1/2 c
heavy cream
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten

FROSTING (OPTIONAL)

8 oz
powdered sugar (by weight)
2 Tbsp
whole milk
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 tsp
maple extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until blended. Cut in butter until there are no pieces bigger than a small pea.
2
If adding dried fruit or similar ingredients, stir in now. Beat cream and eggs together and stir into flour mixture just until blended. Do not overstir!
3
Dump out onto floured board and knead 4-5 times until it all comes together. Handling as little as possible, pat into a circle or square, about 1" thick, and cut into individual wedges (6).
4
Place on parchment papered cookie sheet (or silicone mat). Brush with cream, sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 400 deg F for 15 minutes. Glaze while warm (optional). Cool on rack or serve slightly warm.
5
FROSTING:
Blend all ingredients. If needed, add tiny amounts of milk to make pourable (but not too thin) and drizzle over scones.
6
Optional varietes:
1. Coconut scones: Add 1 cup shredded coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans to flour mixture after cutting in butter. Add 1/2 tsp coconut extract to milk mixture and use coconut extract in glaze.
2. Dried Fruit Scones: Add 1 cup chopped dried fruit and zest of one lemon after cutting in butter.
3. Ginger Lemon Scones: Add 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger and zest of 1 lemon after cutting in butter.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #scones