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.
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup of butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup of milk
- Optional Flavors: (1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup of cheese, or 2 tablespoons of orange rind)
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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