Kitchen Wednesday – Scones

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.

Ingredients:
3 cups of flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
4tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
milk
(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.

Variation:
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.
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10 thoughts on “Kitchen Wednesday – Scones

  1. We make cinnamon scones!!! Love them. Add 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the flour mixture. Sprinkle the tops with sugar/cinnamon just like toast. Press lightly into scone before baking.

    Great with a cup of coffee and a bowl of berries! Like being on vacation in my own kitchen!

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  2. What a wonderful recipe! I shared it on G+ and I'm printing it out! Thanks for sharing!I've never made scones before, and it's mostly because I am not sure what the texture is supposed to be like when they're done…I don't have a lot of experience with baking breads…other than in a bread machine, but these sound fool-proof! Thanks again!

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