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Super Simple Scones

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Super Simple Scones


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.


qahtan's picture

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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