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scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
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Scone Recipe

These light and fluffy scones are the perfect accompaniment to tea and simply too delicious not to make!
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Calories 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour 480g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 12g, rounded
  • 1 tsp kosher salt 6g
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar 50g
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cups whole milk 180mL
  • 1/2 cup cream 120mL
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 110g, cold

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 375F
  • Sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cream of tartar together into a large bowl.
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  • Grate the cold butter into the dry mixture. Toss the butter and flour as you go along to prevent clumping. 
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  • Crumble the butter and flour together until you create a finer sandy texture. You can just pulse in a food processor if desired. 
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  • Mix the egg, cream, and milk together and reserve two tablespoons in a small bowl (this will be used for the egg wash). 
  • Create a well in the middle and pour in the milk mixture and mix until combined. This will be a sticky mixture so I always try to keep one hand in the bowl and one hand free and clean. 
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  • Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to about 3/4 an inch or more thick. (no one wants a flat scone!). Use whatever shaped cutter you'd like and transfer the scones to a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
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  • Brush tops with the reserved egg wash and place in oven to bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.
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Nutrition

Serving: 91g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 44.4mg | Sodium: 225.8mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg