I love to bake.
And, Scones are one of my favorite things to bake for breakfast or brunch.
Typically, I make them with dried cherries or cranberries.
Do you like scones?
If so, the recipe I like is from the Joy Of Cooking, one of my favorite cook books.
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Classic Scones (from The Joy Of Cooking)
Preheat oven to 425. Have ready an ungreased baking sheet. Whisk together in a large bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Cut in butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender (I use a potato masher), toss pieces with flour, coat and separate as you work, until large pieces are the size of peas and the rest resemble breadcrumbs. Do not let butter melt or form a paste.
1/2 cup dried currants or dried cherries or dried cranberries. (or anything you'd like to try)
Whisk together, then add at once:
1 large egg
1/2 cup heavy cream (if I don't have heavy cream I use half and half)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
Mix with rubber spatula, wooden spoon or fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Gather dough into a ball and knead gently against the sides and bottom of the bowl 5-10 times, turning and pressing any loose pieces into dough into dough until they adhere and bowl is fairly clean. Transfer to lightly floured surface and pat dough into an 8" round about 3/4" thick. Cut into 8-12 wedges and place at least 1/2" apart on baking sheet.Brush tops with:
2-3 teaspoons cream or milk
If desired sprinkle tops with:
Cinnamon and sugar-I just use sugar
Place sheet on center rack of oven. Bake until tops are golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
Cool on rack or serve warm.
Hope you enjoy the scones!
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