Simple Scones


35 min

Simple Scones

Simple Scones Photo 1


35 min


8 persons




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Author: Victoria Bailey
This sweet scone recipe will make a holiday breakfast or afternoon tea special.


  • all-purpose flour : 2 cups
  • sugar : 0.33333 cup
  • baking powder : 1 tsp
  • salt : 0.5 tsp
  • baking soda : 0.25 tsp
  • unsalted butter, frozen : 8 Tbsp
  • raisins (or dried currants) : 0.5 cup
  • sour cream : 0.5 cup
  • egg : 1 piece
  • white sugar : 1 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C); adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle position. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater. Use your fingers to work in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then toss in raisins.
  3. Whisk sour cream and egg together in a small bowl until combined.
  4. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture using a fork until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to shape dough into a ball. (Dough may seem dry at first but will come together as you work it.)
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle, about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 equal triangles; place on the prepared baking tray, about 1-inch apart.
  6. Bake scones in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; serve warm or at room temperature. Deana J
    Simple Scones Photo 7

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