June 03, 2010

snowing in june





As a Christmas gift the first year I was married my grandmother gave me a cookbook.
At the time I didn't realize how much I would use this book with all it's wonderful recipes
and how such a gift keeps on giving every time I open it
and bake something for my family.

These scones are one of my favorites and incredibly easy. 




SNOWFLAKE SCONES

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten in a 1 cup measure
Milk added to the egg to make 1 cup

Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut butter into dry ingredients with a fork.
Add egg-milk mixture. Mix quickly and lightly, just until no dry particles remain.
Scrape out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 8-10 times. 
Cut into rounds  with biscuit cutter. I shape it into a large square & cut smaller squares 
and then cut the squares in 1/2 to form triangles.
Place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and bake at 424 F for 8-10 minutes.
I often put cream on the tops with a pastry brush and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar.


Enjoy!




1 comment :

  1. Oh yummy! Who doesnt love a good scone! Hope all is great with you Stacey!

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