April 13, 2009


Suddenly craving for scones! I love the golden brown crusty top and bottom, as well as the soft and flaky inside which perfectly absorbs the huge amount of butter I usually fill into it.

(makes a dozen 3" scones)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
3/4 cup milk plus 1 tbsp milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, mix sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add 3/4 cup milk and a slightly beaten egg. Stir until just combined. (The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy.)

Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough gently until it comes together.

Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out scones with a lightly floured 
round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Mix the remaining egg and 1 tbsp milk. Brush the mixture on top of the scones and bake for about 15 mins or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the scone comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.


MaryMoh said...

very lovely well-risen scones. They look soft on the inside. I prefer that compared to some hard rock types.