#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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, mix dry ingredients.
- Grate the butter into the mixture and then mix with your fingers.
- In a separate bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut the dough into 8 triangles and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
- 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?