Sunday, September 13, 2009
I love homemade scones, they are so much tastier than store or bakery bought scones! These are super flaky and yummy! Plus very easy to make and bake =)
4 cups flour (I usually use 2 cups of unbleached white and 2 cups of whole wheat)
5 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup butter, room temperature (the more butter you use, the flakier the scones, I usually use 3/4 cups tho)
Enough cold milk to bind (I use organic soy milk but have done the recipe with 2% and buttermilk, usually takes approx 1 cup of milk to bind)
Mix dry ingredients.
Cut in butter until pea-sized.
Add enough milk to form into a ball.
Roughly form balls into the size of your palm and drop onto greased sheets.
Bake in 350 degree oven until done (about 15 minutes). Best eaten warm with butter and jam. Add grated cheese for Cheese Scones.
You can also use the above recipe for cinnamon buns.
Take above recipe and roll batter into rectangular square on floured counter top. Cover with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon (raisins and nuts if desired). Roll into a log. Use thread to cut through log and place swirl side up on greased pan. Cook in 350 degrees oven until done (approx 15 minutes). Once cooled, add icing sugar or cream cheese.