The Very Best Scones
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 12-15
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients well.
  3. Cut the butter into dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse meal.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cream, egg and vanilla.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry all at once.
  6. Mix until just combined.
  7. Gather up dough and pat with floured hands, gently into a 1/2" thick circle.
  8. Cut into wedges.
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake 12-15 minutes.
  11. 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.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!