Monday, January 17, 2011

Recipe Day - Scones

We make scones a lot in our house.  At least once a month.  Who can go wrong with cake and cream for breakfast?  Ever since Mr. Riley and I went to Ireland and England, they have been one of my favorite breakfast foods.

1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup cream

egg and sugar for top

Put the dry ingredients in one bowl with the butter and combine with a pastry blender.
 In a separate bowl combine the eggs and cream.
 Pour the cream mixture into the dry mixture and stir until mostly combined.
 Dump the whole lot out onto a floured surface and use your hands to combine.  Don't overwork the dough, you just want it to stick together.
 Roll or pat into desired thickness.  No more than a half inch.
 Cut into desired shapes.  I was making these for entertaining so I made small size rounds for easy serving.  For family I will just pat out a large circle and cut wedges.
Now, you want to beat an egg in a dish and brush the top of each scone with the egg.  Then sprinkle granulated sugar over the top.  This makes a sweet yummy crust on the top.  (I totally forgot to photo this step)

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
 Serve with butter, jam, lemon curd, and/or sweetened whipped cream.  You can also add all sorts of things to your dough: craisins, currants, raisins, blueberries, chocolate chips.

 Other than homemade, Bonne Mamman is our favorite jam.  We also use the jars for our drinking cups.



Unknown said...

I can state without a doubt how yummy these are... ;)

- said...

Ooooh, I love scones!

Jen said...

I could really go for some of these right now. You need to live close to me! Thank you for linking up to Fantastic Friday, I cannot wait to see what you link up this week!