Friday, February 1, 2013


Scones are traditionally served at British tea, with clotted cream and preserves (as pictured). Alton Brown's recipe (The Food Network) seems simple, tasty and would serve this purpose quite nicely. Tea anyone?



  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 egg
  • Handful dried currants or dried cranberries


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. 
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. 
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

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