The Very Best Scones
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 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.
Pairs Well With
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!