Sunday, March 27, 2011


No, these aren't the fried ones, but the baked ones. Although, we had those fried ones a lot too.

The memories are different though. later on in our family my dad started making scones. I don't know why, but he did. They started out simple, but soon he was adding craisins, nuts, whole wheat, graham you name it. Till finally you had a staple. Even to this day going home to visit I can count on waking up one morning to hot scones and a bowl of homemade yogurt. Eating them with tart yogurt is the only way to go.

2 cups flour (1/2 whole wheat if you want to try that)

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup butter

1 cup chopped raisins, or nuts, or craisins...

3/4 cup buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients together.

Cut in butter till it is crumbly, with some pea sized pieces.

Add the buttermilk, mix until just incorporated.

Put on to the counter and knead 3 times.

Roll out about 1/2 inch and cut into triangles. Usually makes about 12 scones

Place on a baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar

bake at 425 for 15 mins.

also try adding other spices-cinnamon, ginger, orange zest, poppy seeds, the combinations are endless.

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