How to Make Scones

Make these delicious scones and top with your favorite jam or simply butter. Either way they are bound to hit the spot!

Tue, 14 Feb 2012|

-Hello, everyone. I'm Judith. Well today, we'll be making some very delicious Delice Scones or Scones, whatever you like to say. They're going to be delicious. So, what you'll need for this is 2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1/4 cup of sugar; 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder; 1/8 teaspoon of salt; 1/3 cup of cold butter, cut into pieces; 1 egg; 1/2 cup of whipping cream; 1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla; whipping cream or milk; sugar; butter or desired-flavor jam, lemon curd or Devonshire Cream as an additional topping. Get the Devonshire Cream. It's my favorite from England. If you can find it, it's going to go great with these scones. All right, so we have sprayed our baking sheet with some cooking spray there. Set that aside for the moment. Now, in a large bowl, we are going to add our flour, our sugar, baking powder and salt. Give that a little stir. Then, we're going to add in our butter pieces. So, in they go. Now, if you have a pastry blender, please do use that because that's going to be great. But if not, you can get your muscles going. Use a fork and we'll basically just going to get the butter and flour in together until they resemble coarse crumbs and that it's easier. In fact, sometimes it's just good use your fingers. So, we're just going to get that butter into the flour until they get crumbly. So, your floury/buttery mixture should resemble coarse crumbs by now. Now, what we got to do is just form a little well in the middle, a little circle there like so. And, we'll set that aside for just a moment, all right. Now, in another bowl, we're going to whisk together our egg, our cream and our vanilla. Let's give that a good whisk. And what we're going to do is bring back your flour mixture and we're going to put that right in the middle there. Very quickly like so. So now, we're going to get our fork and we'll just going to stir in the flour into that wet mixture. We want to form a nice dough for our scones. So, in it goes. And make sure we're going to cover all of our dry and wet mixtures together. Get it going with your hands and we'll form all of the-- that base of our scones together. Now, this is a great recipe. This is just for basic scones. If you want to add, you know, anything you like (cranberries or chocolate chips), you can add basically anything in the scones. Dried fruit, that is fine. But, this is a great recipe for just your basic scone or scone, of course. In Northern England where I grew up, we call them scones. All right, great. So, that is just how we want it. Now, put a little bit of flour on your work surface and we're going to get our muscles going and do a little bit of kneading. So, I would say about 12-14 good kneads to get our-- our dough, our floury dough into the consistency that we want. Okay, just a little bit more. There. Now, either with your hands, you can just do it with a rolling pin. It's easier. You can-- we want to roll this out. Now, you can even roll it out into a square or a circle depending on what you want the scones to look like. So, let's just roll those out. I'm going to try and get a circle first. It's never easy. All right, so I've more or less got a circle there. It's a-- it's a hybrid. It's between a rectangle-- a rectangle and a circle. So, I'm just rolling it out until it's about 8-inches wide. Now, what we want to do is cut it into little wedges. So, I'm going to cut mine in little triangles but you can cut yours in rectangles or whatever you like. And don't worry if it is rougher on the edges. It just looks more rustic like it's homemade which it is, of course. So, there you go. All right, so now we're going to place our scones on to our dish, our baking dish. Make sure it's about 1-inch apart from each other. We'll just going to put a little bit of our whipping cream on top of that just to keep them nice and moist, that little extra we had. And, on top of that, we're just going to sprinkle it with a little extra sugar as well just to keep it nice and sweet. All right, fantastic. So, that now is ready to go in the oven at 400-degrees Fahrenheit for about 12-14 minutes. When it comes out, let it cool for at least 10 minutes and then you can serve that up with some butter and lovely jam. All right, so that's going in the oven now. So, our scones are out in the oven. They're in there for about 12 minutes and they have baked just perfectly. A little light golden brown. Nice and sugary on the top. Now, serve that with some butter, your favorite jams, strawberry jam or Devonshire Clotted Cream if you can find it and that's going to go perfect with a nice cup of tea. All right, that is how you make Delice Scones.