Saturday morning scones

by - Saturday, March 07, 2009



My favourite weekend treats are scones with orange marmalade! This is a basic scone recipe from Country Tea Parties cookbook:

Basic Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk


Directions:

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly Add milk and blend well; dough will be sticky. Flour a flur surface and knead the dough for bout half a minute. Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut into whatever shape you like (triangles are traditional). Bale at 400 F for about 15 minutes.

Yield: 12 scones

* For slight sweetness, add 1/4 cup sugar. For richness, use cream instead of milk You ca also add one egg (decrease milk to 1/2 cup) or increase the amount of butter for richer texture. For variation, you may add raisins, dried currants, nuts, orange or lemon zest, berries, banana, cheese, herbs, spices molasses and even chocolate chips.

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