Scones #07

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking powder
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Butter
2 Eggs
⅓ cup Heavy cream
2 teaspoons Sugar

From: p01046@... (Jessica Litman) Date: 20 Nov 1994 16:41:20 -0500 This is the best scones recipe I've seen; it's from the Sunset Cookbook of Breads.

Reserve about 1 tablespoon of white from one of the eggs. Beat the remaining eggs together until combined. Mix together the flour beaking powder sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with a fork, two knives, or your fingers. [variations: I add some grated orange peel and ½ cup of dried cranberries, or some dried currants, or some dried blueberries in which case I use part maple sugar, or chopped up dried apricots at this point.] Stir the cream and eggs together, and add to the dry ingredients; stir with a woooden spoon to make a stiff dough. Knead lightly on a floured board, divide dough into halves, and roll each half into a 6" circle. Cut each circle into 4 wedges. Put wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet, brush with the reserved egg white, sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons sugar, and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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