Adventures in Baking: Scones

I found this simple scone recipe in this book called “Six Ingredients or Less” by Carlean Johnson that I just had to try. It actually turned out delicious. This ended up being my lunch for today.

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled butter, cut up
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter and cut in with two knives or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles small crumbs. (I use my new food processor which worked well.)

Add milk and mix just until combined; mixture will be sticky. (Optional – Add any of the following ingredients for more flavor: fresh lemon or orange peel, chopped nuts, chocolate or white chocolate chips, dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, fresh or dried blueberries. I added dried cranberries.)

Place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten the dough into about a 3/4-inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate. If desired, sprinkle lightly with sugar (Hell yeah, I did this!). Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Makes 8 scones.


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