We had to go away this week for an event and I asked the lad, what can we pack along that might be good for lunch. His response was "Mom, can we make scones?
It was like okay.. I've not made them before but let's look them up and see if they are hard or easy to do. The recipe we found looked easy enough so off we set.
Ingredients and Directions
In a bowl mix the following
3 c. flour
1/2 c. white sugar
5 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Cut in 3/4 c. butter. What I do is dice the butter up, stir in in a bit and then I use my pastry cutter to cut the butter into fine pieces in the flour.
In a bowl measure 1 cup of milk, and one egg and mix it up a bit.
Stir that mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
AT THIS STAGE... add whatever you may wish to it. I have done 3/4 cup raisins, or dried cherries or dried cranberries. My friend has used blueberries, nuts, etc. I've only made them a few times so we've only done fruit at this point. :)
Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly (basically until it stick together well). Roll the dough out in to a 1.2 thick round (or rectangle or whatever). If doing a round you can cut it into wedges, if you like your scones on the smaller side (as we do in this household). Cut them into smaller shapes, matters not if they are irregular in shape. :)
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. They should look like they do in the picture above. :)