Classic #Scones

#Clotted #cream, while scrumptious with #strawberries and other #fresh #fruit, is most closely associated with scones. A quick Internet search will prove that there are hundreds of scone recipes, some of which are truly inventive (goat cheese and chives are a personal favorite; another Nowcado team member prefers bacon and cheese scones).

We posted a recipe just last month for cranberry scones and heard that it was a little intimidating because it required some specialized equipment. Here is a recipe for more simple classic scones, slightly modified from allrecipes.com. No food processor required!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  3. Grate the butter into the mixture and then mix with your fingers.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  5. Stir the ingredients of the two bowls together with a fork. You may need to get your hands in there to really work the dough and roll it into a ball.
  6. Lightly flour a flat surface and pat your ball of dough into an 8 inch circle approximately 3/4 inches thick. Sprinkle sugar on top of the rolled out dough.
  7. Cut the dough into 8 triangles and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm with clotted cream.

 

Tell Nowcado your favorite scone recipe! What interesting flavor profiles have you baked or tasted?

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