Scones

Happy Friday everybody!  This week I have a scone/biscuit recipe for you.  This recipe is really easy and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.  I especially like this recipe because it is really easy to convert between biscuits and scones.  Here is how to make the scones:

You will need: flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk, sugar, and a mix in.  I used chocolate chips but you could use fruit, nuts, raisins, or leave them plain.

First, sift together the dry ingredients (If you don’t have a sifter you can mix them together using a whisk like I did).  IMG_2020Then cut in the shortening till the mixture resembles course crumbs (make sure to chill your shortening, the cold fat gives you the flaky, layered texture you want).  Add the milk and stir until just moistened.  Then add your mix ins.  Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead dough until it comes together in a ball (don’t over knead the dough! Your scones won’t be fluffy if you do).  IMG_2024Lightly roll the dough out to 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and cut into your desired shapes.  IMG_2027Put the scones on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_2029

Scones/Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mix in

First, sift together the dry ingredients.  Then cut in the shortening till the mixture resembles course crumbs.  Add the milk and stir until just moistened.  Then add your mix ins.  Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead dough until it comes together in a ball.  Lightly roll the dough out to 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and cut into your desired shapes.  Put the scones on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes ten 2 1/2 inch biscuits and 8 triangular scones.

To make biscuits instead of scones, leave out the sugar.  If you want to make drop biscuits, increase the milk to 1 cup.  Don’t knead, roll, or cut dough.  Use a large spoon to drop dough into 12 mounds on a greased baking sheet and bake as directed above.

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