The scone is a small British quick bread (or cake if recipe includes sugar) of Scottish origin. Scones are especially popular in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, but are eaten in many other countries. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea. (Wikipedia)
Jacob, had scone as one of his spelling words this week. I tried to explain to him what they were with a little success. When my three younger children went out to play before lunch, I whipped up a couple batches of this super easy scone recipe.
2 cups of flour (use whatever comb. you desire. I used 1/2 c wheat and 1 1/2 c of white)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons cold butter, chopped
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1 teaspoon additional sugar
Mix first 5 ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Add chopped butter and blend with pastry blender until it is the texture of coarse meal. Add in chocolate chips.
In a small bowl combine egg, vanilla, and sour cream.
Add to flour mixture and mix together until large clumps of dough form.
Then using your hands work the dough until a ball forms.
Place dough on a floured surface and pat unto a 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Bake at 400*F for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This is a wonderful basic scone recipe and there are many variations to it...
Dried cranberries and 1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest
Dried cherries and white chocolate chips
Blueberries and lemon zest
Hazelnuts and toffee chips
The options are endless.
The scones in the picture above are chocolate chip, which I made for the kids. For myself I made orange cranberry, a bit more sophisticated, don't you think?! They were both so yummy, great fresh out of the oven, and awesome with a cup of tea or coffee.
*recipe from allrecipes