Yummy Easy Scone Recipe, Revealed
Have you ever been to a tea house for afternoon tea? And had their yummy scones and clotted cream? I’m lucky to have a few tea houses nearby and the scones are always so light with a moist crumb. I’ve tried a few recipes at home trying to duplicate the texture, and I’ve gotten pretty close, but I’m a lazy cook, so it’s not often I feel like making them from scratch. Which seemed to be the only way to make really yummy ones. Till now.
I discovered that if I start with a baking mix, like Krusteaz® or Bisquick® , then cut in some additional butter with a fork or pastry blender, I get the texture I’m looking for! Much easier than pulling a counter full of ingredients out of the cupboards to start from scratch. Here’s my recipe for simple scones with some dried fruit mixed in. Although tea houses serve tiny cute little wedges, I make big biscuit shaped ones. Remember, I’m lazy. As a side note, I’ve noticed I need a little more sugar when using Bisquick® than when using Krusteaz®. Now, to figure out a way to get clotted cream without having to go to the specialty store….
1¼ cups baking mix (Bisquick or Krusteaz)
2 Tablespoons cold butter
6 Tablespoons cold milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
¼ cup dried fruit, such as cherries or raisins or apricots
Brush on top: 2 Tablespoons melted butter
Sprinkle on top: granular sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Cut the cold butter into the baking mix. Don’t mix too thoroughly- just until the butter is broken into chunks the size of peas. Add the cold milk and sugar and mix until just combined.
3. Drop ¼ cup portions onto ungreased baking sheet.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops turn light brown.
Try to let them cool a little before diving into them… just try. This recipe makes a small batch because it’s my way of limiting myself, really. Enjoy!
Five minutes after plating them…