Basic Scone recipe

Basic Scone recipe

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Scones have been an English favorite at tea time for several hundreds of years.  They have caught on in popularity around the world and are enjoyed in many variations. This particular recipe is a tried and true basic scone recipe that can be modified to create any number of scone flavors. 

 

Here we will make three popular styles of scones; chocolate, cranberry and snickerdoodle.

Enjoy following this recipe or perhaps be bold in creating your own variation.

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Scones Recipe dough

2 cups heaping flour (all-purpose)

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optional: 3 tsp heaping sugar of your choice
2 1/2 tsp baking powder (super fluffy)
1 tsp baking soda (makes a flaky texture)
1 tsp salt

PULSE gently

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Add 1 stick cold, cubed butter (unsalted)
Pulse until a coarse meal.
- transfer to a mixing bowl

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add 1 cup buttermilk slowly, with mixing with hands, slowly incorporate / wet flour --- Don't overhandle! Will produce really hard Scones
- add extra buttermilk if too dry
 

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Add dried fruit/chocolate chips with minimal kneading
(1/4-1/2 cup of dried fruit, chocolate chips) (1/8 cup raw sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon for snickerdoodle)

 Flatten dough on baking sheet to approximately 1 inch thickness

Flatten dough on baking sheet to approximately 1 inch thickness

 Slice into wedges and space on baking sheet. Bake at 390F for 12-15 minutes (go by smell) Enjoy it!

Slice into wedges and space on baking sheet.
Bake at 390F for 12-15 minutes (go by smell)
Enjoy it!