Friday, March 28, 2008

Basic Scones

I posted this on my blog at one point but I just made them again recently and thought I would post the recipe here. I found this recipe online after I tried two others...this one was my favorite by far. In fact, I think I'll go make another batch since I have some cream left over.
Blue Goose Inn - Basic Scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2-1 cup filler of your choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into dry ingredients with pastry blender. Do not allow the butter to melt or form a paste with the flour. Stir in chips/filler of your choice. In a separate bowl, mix together egg and cream. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Mix lightly until just combined.
Gather dough into a ball and knead it gently against the sides and bottom of bowl 5-10 times. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and pat dough into an 8-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 to 12 wedges and place at least 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheet. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 degrees until the tops are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • My favorite combos are Chocolate Cherry Scones, White Chocolate Cranberry and just Plain with fresh whipped cream on top....yum, yum!


shanna said...

These sound great Erin. I agree with your choc. cherry choice. I made some scones a few months ago with this combo and they were pretty delicious. Do these end up more cake-ish or cookie-ish?

livinginparadise said...

They're flaky so I guess they're more bread-like...maybe. I'm not sure. I haven't thought of them as cake or cookie like.

Joc said...

Target used to sell this awesome cranberry scone mix, and it was my man's absolute favorite. But alas, the last two times I went to buy it, it was nowhere to be found. Sigh. I guess in the meantime I can make some from scratch. :) As long as the recipe includes cream, I'm a happy camper. Hah!