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The Perfect Scone

Here's a fool-proof recipe for baking The Perfect Scone!
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Teresa Barker

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tsps . baking powder
  • 1 tsp . salt
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup currents or raisins
  • 1 egg , beaten (remove and save one tbsp.)
  • 1 tbsp . milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Stir the dry ingredients together and then cut in the butter.
  2. Once the butter is finely mixed, stir in the fruit. In a separate bowl, mix the egg and the milk.
  3. Make a “well” in the dry ingredients and pour in the egg-milk mixture; stir together.
  4. Knead on a floured base for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Roll out and cut into rounds with a cutter.
  6. Mix together the remaining 1 tbsp milk and saved 1 tbsp egg and brush over the scones.
  7. Bake at 400 F for 12-18 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan and cool.