Simple Scones

I love scones, always have. I am a big fan of carbs and I mean BIG! So when you give me a really puffy and lightly sweet pastry I am in heaven! Very little tastes as good with a black cup of coffee as a scone does.

So a few years back I decided I would attempt to make my own. I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought scones would be really hard to make. They seem fancy to me so I figured that meant they would be a very involved dish to recreate. I set out to find a really simple scone recipe that I could tweak or change out the add-in.

Enter my simple scones.

So incredibly easy, so incredibly delicious and the best part is that you can add in anything you want. Blueberries, cinnamon sugar, cranberry, orange zest, strawberry, raspberry. The sky’s the limit!

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| What You Need |

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 large egg

1/2 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 tablespoon almond extract

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup your choice of add-in (blueberries pictured)

Topping: 
1 egg

1 tablespoon heavy cream

sugar (large crystal is best)

 

| What You Do |

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Batter:  Cut the butter into small cubes. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter. Add baking powder, salt and sugar to the butter and flour mixture. Whisk the egg, cream and vanilla together and stir into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Gently stir in topping choice with a wooden spoon. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and pat into a 8″ circle. (should be about 1.5″ high)  Cut into 8 pie shaped slices and place pieces on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Topping:  Whisk the egg and cream together and brush on the top of each scone. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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