DELICIOUS, LIGHT, FLUFFY, 7 BRITISH SCONES
Well I did it – made my first-ever scones.
And I have been cooking for more than 40 years.
Baking is not my forte.
So I challenged myself by making scones – they turned out to be delicious.
They are super easy.
These scones are fluffy and light, totally delicious. They are more like British scones, unlike American scones that use more sugar and are heavier and more dense.
We served them two ways.
One, with butter spread on each side.
Two, the same as the first way but with fresh strawberries on top and on the side.
Here is what you need
2 cups regular flour.
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar.
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup of heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing on the scones.
Put your flour, salt, baking powder, and 2 tablespoons sugar into a bowl.
Then add your butter.
Now with a fork mix everything until the mixture is crumbly.
Add your egg, the heavy cream (leaving the 2 tablespoons for brushing on the scones) and mix with your hands until the dough becomes sticky.
If it’s too sticky add a bit of flour. If too dry add a bit of cream.
But more than likely you don’t have to do that.
Mine turned out perfectly without adding either flour or cream.
Now take your dough and place it on a lightly floured surface.
Roll it out into a circle, about 3/4 inch thick.
Then take a small glass and press the open end of the glass into the dough to form the size of your scones.
Place the scones on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
You will have dough left. Take it and shape into a ball and roll out again and use the glass to make more scones.
Place all the scones on the cookie sheet.
Brush each of them with the cream and use the 1 remaining tablespoon of sugar to sprinkle on top of of the scones.
Place the scones in a pre-heated oven at 450 degrees.
Bake for 12 minutes or so.
They will be ready when the top of the scones have a bit of a brown colour.
Presto, you are ready to serve your scones.
Easy and delish?