My wife asked me to make her scones. How could I say no? She actually asked for cinnamon scones using cinnamon chips. I could not find them at the store so I had to go to plan B. She loves dried cranberries and walks around the house eating these as a snack. So how about putting them into scones to make cranberry scones.
One lesson I would share with you is that I added a little extra milk in these scones because I was concerned about making them to dry. They probably ended up not dry enough. I would say becoming good at making breads is so much about experience – knowing the right amount of stickiness or dryness of the dough. Have you guys found out the same thing?
Ingredients (adapted from Allrecipes):
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Lightly spray a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. This means to add the butter and chop it into the mixture. The mixture should become a bit clumpy.
- Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened. I added a little extra milk as explained above. Just be sure to add it a little at a time.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a little. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round.
- Mine was not perfectly round which means when I cut the dough, I had some different shapes. If you get it perfectly round, you will be able to cut it into 8 wedges (like a pizza). Place the cut pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
- Keep your eye on them checking for the golden brown finish.