Wednesday, January 16, 2013

in the kitchen: scones

This is our go-to for tea parties, lazy afternoons, Downton days, and anything along those lines. It can tweaked and modified, pushed and pulled in nearly every direction - so have fun with it!

2 cups flour
3 TBL sugar
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
6 TBL butter or shortening
1/2 cup milk
dried fruit (raisins, blueberries, craisins, etc)

Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in butter. Stir in milk. Add fruit.

Roll into circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into pie wedges. Brush tops with a beaten egg.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400* for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.


  1. The last time we made scones we used the Wachters' tried and true recipe, and it was quite to our satisfaction, but I always enjoy adding something new to our recipe box. :) Yours look delicious!

    Love ya,
    Elizabeth Rose

  2. And when you make scones, watch out for your local scone stealer. ;D

  3. watch out for scone-theif!!!!! Muhahahahaha