These, my friends, are quite possibly the best scones you have ever tasted. I must give credit where credit is due.....Mary, a friend of my mother-in-law's made these for me once and was kind enough to share the recipe with me. I can't think of anything I would rather do than share it with you ~
You will need to get some buttermilk for this recipe, so make sure you have it on hand before you delve in! Here are your ingredients:
2 cups of flour
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients (except for the baking soda). Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. At this point, I added a half cup of Craisins, but you could add raisins or any other fruit you would like
Combine the buttermilk, baking soda, and egg and stir into your dry ingredients. Now for the fun part.... Sprinkle some flour on your counter and dump the dough out. With lots of flour on your hands, you want to try to get the dough to the point where you can kneed it. It's pretty wet at first, but keep lightly sprinkling with flour as you pat it and fold it over. Once it holds it shape and resembles a mound of "bread dough", pat it down to about 1/2" thick.
Cut into wedges and place on a cookie sheet. Into the oven for 20 minutes.
Now every one's oven is different. In my case, I needed to cook them for another 2-3 minutes. Just make sure they are lightly golden brown. When they are done, take them out and nestle in a basket lined with a linen napkin.
|ahhhh, coffee and scones by the pool....|