I love scones but never thought they were easy to make until I found this recipe at allrecipes.com.
I made just a couple of changes based on their reviews and I have made these scones about ten times now. It always comes out great!
3 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of baking powder (original recipe calls for 5 teaspoons)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup of milk (or use 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of cream)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F . Lightly grease a baking sheet – I just covered the baking sheet with aluminum foil
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in butter – I wasn’t sure how to do this, but after researching online and trying it out a few times, what worked for me was to slice the butter sticks, then throw them one by one on the flour mixture so they don’t stick together, then cut the butter slices to smaller pieces using 2 knifes.
Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened – In the reviews some people said to not add all the egg/milk mix but I always do. If the dough is too sticky I just add a little bit more flour while I am kneading it.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. At this stage, I added cranberries and chocolate chips. I made half with cranberries only and the other half I added chocolate chips. I think next time I would add more cranberries tough.
Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.- I am never precise in this part, each time I cut it differently. Also, be carefully with the amount of flour on the surface because if you add too much the dough will absorb it and the scones will become a little dry.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
The original post contains a lot of good reviews, so if you think of doing it for the first time is it worth it to check it out for other ideas.
Enjoy it! 🙂