Uber Simple Scone recipe

This recipe is from the Fanni Farmer Baking Book. It is ridiculously simple and easy to make, taking no more than a half hour (if that) from beginning to end

Preheat oven to 450F

2 c all purpose flour
2 Tbl sugar
2.5 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c shortening (I use butter)
1/2 c milk
1 egg (slightly beaten

Additional milk and sugar for glaze
Toss dry ingredients together then cut in shortening/butter with a pastry blender or two forks until the mix looks like fine bread crumbs

Mix in egg and milk until just moistened. Turn out onto a board and knead about 12 times. Pat/roll out dough into a circle and brush with milk and then sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 8 (recipe says 12 but only get 8 good sized scones). Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Serve hot with butter and jam.

I also sometimes toss in cinnamon or a 1/4 tsp of an extract (vanilla is nice).


One Response to "Uber Simple Scone recipe"

  • They are also delicious with butter and honey!

    1 Jeremy Tharp said this (January 21, 2011 at 7:17 am)


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