Tea Scones

This tea scone recipe is a basic recipe that can be altered by adding optional flavorings. You could even add flavorings not listed if you wish, or experiment with different types of cheese for cheese scones.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Using a pastry blender, chop in the butter until the flour mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. (This can also be done in a food processor).

Add the egg and milk (and flavoring if desired). Stir minimally just to blend in the flour. A little more milk may be needed if dough is too coarse.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and kneed gently about 15 times (don't over kneed the dough). Cut the dough in half and make two balls. Flatten the ball to 1/2 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges (like you would cut a pie). Place on a cookie sheet and bake until light brown (about 12 minutes).

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