Homemade Scones Recipe
Scones are quick to make and always appreciated.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup granulated sugar
(use 1/3 for slightly sweeter scones)
2/3 cup milk
Toppings: Cream cheese and your favorite jam.
Heat oven to 425°degrees F.
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Put flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix well.
Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine grains.
Add the sugar and mix in.
Add milk and stir with a fork until dough forms.
Form dough into a ball and turn smooth side up.
Pat or roll into about a piece about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
Cut each circle into 6 or 8 wedges or cut scones with a glass. Cut circles with a cookie cutter or a glass.
Place the scones onto the baking sheet.
Space slightly apart for crisp sides, touching for soft.
Bake about 12 minutes, or until medium brown on top.