Delicious and Easy-to-Make Scones Recipe

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These scones are a family favorite passed down from generation to generation. They are fluffy, buttery, and have a slightly crumbly texture that pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy these scones for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  7. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick circle and use a biscuit cutter to cut out scones.
  8. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  9. Serve the scones warm with clotted cream, jam, or butter.

Interesting Facts

  • Scones are a traditional British pastry that dates back to the early 16th century.
  • The name 'scone' is said to have originated from the Scottish term 'scone,' which means a type of pastry.
  • Scones are typically enjoyed with afternoon tea and are often served with jam and clotted cream.