scone (skōn,skän): a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuit-like cake made from flour; a tasty treat that makes you feel classy and sophisticated
This past weekend, I decided to tap into my British roots and make some sweet scones for brunch. Growing up I remember being mesmerized watching my mom make scones for breakfast and wishing she would do so more often. Few things compare to a nice scone and quality cup of tea, but how often to you find yourself making them at home? For me, almost never...but as I was reminded this weekend, scones are actually pretty simple and quick to make. Check out my recipe for sweet scones and cream below!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 8 tbs room-temperature salted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
[Prep < 5 min, Ready in 20 min]
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Mix 2 ½ cups of flour with baking powder and sugar
- Once your dry ingredients are blended, add in butter one table spoon at a time. Blend until the mixture is like wet send or fine crumbs. Do not over mix
- Add in milk and stir until dough forms
- On a kneading board, dust the remaining ½ cup of flour. Place the dough on top & briefly knead - folding the dough in on itself to make sure everything is well blended
- Split the dough into to halves. Round each into inch thick circles and cut into 4-6 wedge like pieces
- Put scones onto a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown
While your scones are baking, this is a great time to prepare some home made whipped cream for them. Traditionally, scones are often eaten with clotted cream, but the process to make clotted cream can often be over a 24 hour time period. So if you are anything like me and want a quick option, whipped cream is the way to go! Check out my homemade whipped cream recipe:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbs confectioners' sugar
[Prep < 5 min, Ready in 5 min]
- In a large bowl, whisk cream until peaks are about to form
- Beat in vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks form (make sure not to over-beat the cream!)
Now that you have finished making your whipped cream (which is good in the fridge for up to a day), it's nearly time to eat your scones. Once out of the oven, let the scones cool for 3-5 minutes. After they have cooled to a reasonable temperature, feel free to top them with cream, your favorite jam, fruit, or extra powdered sugar!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below, and tell me your favorite way to eat scones!!