Do you love scones as much as I do? I have been making them for many years now. The first time I ever had them was in a little tearoom in our town. It was run by an English woman and she served them with clotted cream that was unbelievably delicious! My daughter and I used to go there. I don't serve my scones with clotted cream-- we eat them plain. The great thing about scones is you can make them rather quickly and add whatever suites your fancy. I asked my husband a stupid question the other day before making scones. He is a chocoholic and I knew full well which he would choose. I asked him if he wanted raisin or chocolate chip scones. You can guess which one he chose.
Here is the recipe that I love to make for Scones:
Makes 16 Scones
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, diced
1 cup cold whipping cream--if you don't have or want to use cream you may use whole milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and set aside
Handling ingredients as little as possible, in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Blend in butter with pastry blender until crumbly. Add cream, stirring just until dough sticks together. If you wish, add 1 cup of dried fruit or, if you are like Grayden, you'll want to add 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Turn onto a floured board. Knead 4 or 5 times gently. Divide dough in half and pat each into a 6 inch circle. Cut across (pizza style) each to make 8 triangles. Place on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy.
Make some scones for those you love.
Happy Valentine's Day! ♥