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The Very Best Scones

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 12-15


2 c flour
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 t baking powder
1/8 t salt
1/3 c cold unsalted butter, cut into small bits (I use a cold knife, cold plate & keep the cut bits in the refrigerator until I'm ready to add them)
1/2 c heavy cream
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the dry ingredients well.

Cut the butter into dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse meal.

In a separate bowl, combine cream, egg and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry all at once.

Mix until just combined.

Gather up dough and pat with floured hands, gently into a 1/2" thick circle.

Cut into wedges.

Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes.

I often make these in a food processor: whirl dry ingredients 4-5 pulses, add butter bits, whirl 5-6 more times and add to the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

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This recipe is from my friend Danielle. They are excellent scones, and I made them to take to my salon to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Everyone loved them!

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