In honor of our recent trip to England, here a quick and easy recipe for scones. Traditionally served during afternoon tea time or brunch, this recipe is fun to make; even the kids will want to help.
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 stick cold butter
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
Let’s Make It
- Preheat oven to 400 degree F
- Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in large bowl.
- Add butter mixture then rub it in with your fingers until the fixture looks like fine crumbs.
- Warm milk on stove (not hot) then add vanilla extract and lemon extract. Set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat an put in oven.
- Add the milk mixture to the dry mixture and combine with a fork.
- Add flour to work surface and place dough on work surface. Add flour to hands and then fold dough over 2-3 times until it is smoother. Don’t over work it.
- Pat the dough into a circle about 1.5 inches high.
- Use 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to make 8 round scones.
- Brush scone rounds with egg wash and then place on hot baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!!
- Freeze: You can freeze baked scones for quick morning breakfasts. Just defrost on the counter for a couple of hours or warm them in the toaster oven for a few minutes.
- Toppings: Scones are best served topped with jam, butter, whipped cream or mascarpone.
- Shapes: Make things interesting and use other shapes besides rounds when cutting the dough.
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