Fresh Homemade Baked Scones
 
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Easy Fresh Homemade Baked Scones. Excellent served with orange marmalade.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsifted regular all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar (brown works too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or more to taste)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup 15% heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar to sprinkle
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional:
  • handful of dried currants
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in butter until it resembles fine crumbs.
  4. Add currants, nutmeg and cinnamon, if using.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla to cream and beat.
  6. Pour cream and egg mixture into flour mixture and stir just until the dough starts to pull together. You don't want to overwork this dough, be gentle.
  7. Turn out to lightly floured board and knead until it just comes together. This should not take long, minimal work should be done. Overworking the dough makes it tough.
  8. Pat or roll out dough. I pat the dough gently with my hands to form a round circle.
  9. Cut into wedges.
  10. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Brush tops of scones with a little of the reserved egg and cream mixture and sprinkle with sugar.
  12. Bake at 400F for 15 min or until nicely browned.
  13. Serve with butter, clotted cream and preserves!
Recipe by Culinary Zest at http://culinaryzest.com/fresh-homemade-baked-scones/