Homemade Rustic Scones - Recipe Gifts
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We've been in the kitchen remaking many of our favorites, tweaking things a bit and trying new recipes too! As promised here are recipes that have been fan favorites for years, starting out with one of the easiest to bake at home, rustic scones. Based on the simple recipe here, this is how I make both the sweet (cranberry above) and savory version scones:
- 2/3 Cup Buttermilk
- 5 Tab. Butter
- 2 Cups Flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 Tab. white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- (Sweet version: 1/2 cup: dried fruits or berries such as cranberries, raisins or candied orange peel)
- (Savory: 1/2 cup: currants or grated cheddar cheese, chives &/or roasted garlic)
Preheat oven to 400 f.Putting them together: In a large mixing bowl combines all of the dry ingredients and blend well. Using cold butter, cut butter into flour using a fork or pastry toll. Stop when butter form small clumps in the flour and the mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix until incorporated. Be sure not to over mix. Add any extras and either cut scones using a large round scone or cookie cutter or drop dough onto un-greased cookie sheet. Brush the tops with milk or beaten egg yoke if designed and sprinkle granulated sugar on top. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 large scones
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A favorite way to serve or give these scones is with jars of lemon honey cream or lemon curd for slathering on top. Savory scones are lovely with flavored butters on top such as garlic or sharp cheddar spreads melted on. Find some of my favorite recipes for those here.