Buttery Scones

Scones
Scones with clotted cream and jam.
Scones are delicious, buttery breads that are subtly sweet and immensely popular in England, Australia and the Americas. Perfect for a quick morning treat or as a side to a delicious breakfast-in-bed, these scones are sure to delight your whole family!

You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup butter [unsalted]
  • 1/3 cup sugar [white, fine]
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk [whole is best, but skim or low-fat also works well]

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. While heating, grease a baking sheet with butter.

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the butter, cutting it into the dry mix with a fork or knife before adding in the egg and milk.

Lightly flour a clean, non-stick surface and roll the dough out until ½ an inch thick. You can either cut the dough into wedges or use a circular cookie cutter to create round scones.

Bake 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with clotted cream or jam. [Makes 8 scones]