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English Scones

English Scones

Don't be intimidated by the scone any longer! This simple, delicious recipe turns out perfectly every time and is a great recipe to make with kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Equipment

  • pastry cutter

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour *see notes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In a large bowl mix flour with the salt, baking powder, and sugar. Add the butter and cut into flour mixture using pastry cutter until mixture looks like fine crumbs
  • Heat up the milk on the stove until warm, but not hot
  • Add the vanilla and lemon juice, then set aside for a moment
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put it in the oven
  • Add the milk mixture to the dry mixture and combine them quickly with a fork
  • Scatter some flour on the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 tims until it's a little smoother. Don't overwork the dough. Pat into a round about 1/5 inch high
  • Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into 8 pie shaped pieces
  • Brush the tops with egg wash, then carefully place onto the hot baking tray
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and golden on the top. Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking generously topped with jam and clotted cream (or homemade whipped cream)

Notes

*Replace half of the all-purpose flour with whole-grain flour such as spelt, emmer or einkorn
**If freezing, freeze once cool.  Defrost, then put in a low oven for a few minutes until warm.
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