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Super Simple Scones

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Floydm

Super Simple Scones

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This was the first recipe that I ever stripped down to a bare formula and began to experiment with.

I'm quite certain these aren't authentic English scones, but we always enjoy them.

Super Simple Scones 3 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter 4 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs mixed into milk to equal 1 cup

Combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a couple of forks until the butter is well mixed into the dry ingredients.

In a measuring cup, crack and mix up the eggs. Add milk to to total 1 cup of wet ingredients. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Now add something to make these tasty. I've made them with:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 to 1 cup blackberries
- 1/2 to 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup dried currents and 1 tablespoon on lemon zest
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder and a little additional sugar.

Mix in the flavorful ingredients and place large spoonfuls of dough on a well-greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 for approximately 15 minutes on the top or middle rack of the oven.

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qahtan

basically the same recipe as the simple scones with out the fruit.
this kind usually has jam and cream in them when cold. qahtan

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womthang

I made them last night with dried apple bits and cinnamon chips. I'm not much of a baker but these were really easy and great for breakfast this morning.

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chupacabrita77

Thank you for sharing! I was suddenly struck with the immediate need for scones. :) I was out of milk so I used buttermilk (by the way, buttermilk mixed with beaten eggs has a very interesting texture!). I added huckleberries and cranraisins. Even though I felt I had probably over-handled the dough they rose beautifully and tasted wonderful! Glad I made enough to freeze.

-Heather