basic scones

A simply scrumptious breakfast pastry.
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Ready in
50 mins
Ingredients (Serves 27)
  • 1 lb. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 to 6 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Cut the butter into little pieces, and rub into the flour with the tips of your fingers as quickly as you can.
  • Sift in baking powder; combine.
  • Add milk and mix lightly into a spongy dough.
  • Knead very lightly to make the dough smooth, and roll out 1/2" to 1/4" thick.
  • Cut out scones with a 2" cutter, and let stand for 10 minutes. Brush with egg or milk before placing onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes, then let cool.
Published on July 24, 2014 - 10:00am EDT
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