Scones Part II

So I’ve always been a big fan of scones. Well, actually, more my dad is a big fan of scones, which in turn has led me to become a big fan of scones. Last year, I found a recipe that I personally thought was fool proof. It was super easy, you could add any additions you wanted – blueberries, blackberries, chocolate chips – and they almost always turned out scrumptious. This past weekend, I decided to take a chance and try a new recipe. I decided to use Alton Brown’s recipe. I love his recipes, and this one was no exception. There is really never any excuse not to make fresh scones, because they are so easy and quick to make. I added some frozen bluberries to mine, cut them up into circles (I usually make triangles), popped them in the over, and voila – delicious scones.

This is bound to become my go to scone recipe from now on. I used low-fat cream but stuck with both shortening and butter. I’m sure you could just go with butter if you didn’t want to use shortening, but I had both on hand, so I figured why not. I also brushed the tops with some a little bit of left over cream to give them a bit of a shine when they were done. All in all, very good 🙂

SCONES

(Adapted from the foodnetwork.com)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup addition of choice (I used blueberries)

DIRECTIONS:

1) Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.

3) Cut in butter and shortening.

4) In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit.

5) Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. Brush with extra cream.

6) Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.


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6 thoughts on “Scones Part II

  1. they look nummy! how do you cut in the butter into the mixer? and did you thaw the blueberries? …i really don’t bake things besides cookies, can you tell?

  2. So I just made the scones (they’re in the oven right now)…but Maya tells me that I should not kneed the dough too too much. Too bad she told me after the fact. Oops. So for future bakers of this recipe, keep that in mind.
    One thing for sure, my apartment smells amazing!
    I’m excited to taste them 😉 Hope they rise

  3. Sooo…the verdict: AMAZING! They rose AND the fresh blueberries worked beautifully. Yes, they did burst when I was hand mixing them, but the final product still looks great. Mmm, they’re so yummy!!
    Thanks for the recipe Maya!

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