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I’ve been wanting to try my hands at making scones, but the instructions would leave me rather confused, especially the part dealing with cutting the butter into the flour mixture and then smushing them with my fingers. Still, I decided to try it . . . once I found a recipe I could deal with. See, I didn’t have buttermilk, half-and-half, and so on, so I was trying to find a recipe that listed the ingredients I already had in the house. I found one and tried this recipe with some modification, as seen below!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup salted butter
1/4 cup salted light butter
1 cup of pecan
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter.
3. Smush the butter and the flour mixture with your fingers and hands.
4. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
5. When dough is mixed (it will be slightly sticky), take a clump and roll it into a ball and place it onto the baking sheet.
6. Bake for about 20 minutes.
I skipped the part where I had to knead it on a floured surface. Couldn’t be arsed to do all that! Still, my method worked, and the scones came out wonderfully. So delicious!
Next up on my “to-tackle” list — Irish soda bread.