Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scones

Scones (from New Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook)

2 1/2 cups flour
2 TBLS sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 eggs
3/4 cup whipping cream (or half & half)
1/2 cup craisins (or try different options)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture is coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs and craisins. Using a fork or spatula, stir the egg mixture into the flour just until moistened.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently press dough for 10 or 12 storkes. Pat into a round circle and cut into 8 wedges.  Brush tops of scones with a little milk and sprinkle sugar on each one.

Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet about 1" apart and bake for 10-12 minutes in 400 degree oven.

You're going to love these! I served them with a little piece of fried ham. Mmmm .. sweet & salty meet!

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