Scones are a classic British treat that is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. With their fluffy and buttery texture, they are irresistible when served fresh and warm.
Whether you prefer them plain or with a variety of toppings, making scones from scratch is easier than you might think. In this article, we'll share our favorite scone recipe that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.
Prep Time: 10 Min
– 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1/3 cup sugar – 1 tablespoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed – 1/2 cup milk – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cook Time: 25 Min
Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently until it holds its shape.
Flatten the dough into a disk about 1 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges.
Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each scone.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the scones are golden brown on top.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for a few minutes before serving.
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