We were talking about easy snacks the other day that are quick to make and also easy to take with you when on the go with a little one. One of my favourites is scones so I thought I would share the recipe I use. Not sure where the recipe originally came from as this is the one I grew up eating. These are great on a cool day with a bowl of soup for lunch.
3 cups of flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
4tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
(optional: you can add raisins, dried fruit or berries)
Preheat oven to 450oF
Put flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter in food processor. Process until butter is sort of pea size.
Crack egg in 1 cup measuring cup and fill cup up to 1 cup with milk. Pour this through the feed tube while processor is running. Mix until combined.
Scoop out by dessert spoon onto greased or non-stick cookie sheet, flatten a little with your hand before putting into oven.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
For cheese scones leave out the sugar and add cheese and spices. Use 1/4 cup parmesan along with a good sized handful of old cheddar. If out of parmesan, use 2 handfuls of cheddar. Spices I like to use are garlic, onion powder, thyme. I will also add some worcetshire sauce and a few drops of tabasco to the milk and egg mixture.
Hope you enjoy. Would love to hear what other spice combinations you like in your scones.