Thursday, March 29, 2012
Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup of your ingredient - I used chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon flour
6 Tablespoons butter
1 cup half and half or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients, no sifting required.
Place your ingredient into a bowl and add 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour and mix. Place in the freezer until needed. Here I used chocolate chips. Frozen fruit works beautifully. I have also used pecans and cubes of cheese. The cheese scones are out of the world!
To your dry mix, add 6 Tablespoons cold butter cut into chunks. Using a pastry cutter or a fork cut the butter into the flour until the butter pieces are incorporated and are small.
You can use regular milk, but will have to use less than a cup or your mix will be too wet.
Add the half and half/vanilla to the flour mix and stir until barely incorporated. Add your ingredient, stir to mix and turn out onto a large piece of floured waxed paper. Using the was paper to help you, fold the mixture onto it self three or four times then pat it into a circle.