Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday-Cream Scones #dessert

Monday, November 10, 2014

#MeatlessMonday-Cream Scones #dessert

Photo courtesy of Astrid Kopp via Flickr
This is a family recipe. Good with jam, lemon curd or Devonshire cream.

Cream scones

2 cups flour
1T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2T sugar
1/4 cup butter (cold and diced)
1 large egg
1/2 cup light cream.

Preheat oven 425F.
Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.
Whisk egg and cream together in separate bowl. Add to butter/flour mixture.
Stir quickly and briefly to make soft and sticky dough (add more cream if needed).
Gather into a ball and place on lightly floured surface.
Knead gently with floured hands and pat out to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut into rounds with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet. 
Brush lightly with milk.

Bake for 12 minutes.

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