Scones are flaky but filled with buttery goodness! And don’t think these treats are hard to make. Just be sure to give yourself the time. You want to make sure you have cold butter when working it into the flour mixture. The coarse, small chunks of butter are what give scones their flakiness. Plus a beautiful bite of butter isn’t too bad either.
When beginning this recipe, leave your butter in the fridge. And make sure to prepare everything else before you bring the butter out. If you forgot to do a step, don’t worry! You can put your coarse butter and flour mixture in the freezer until you’re ready for the next step.
Margarine is always an option when it comes to making scones. But I prefer using butter because of its rich flavour. Another tip, use unsalted butter! If you only have salted, you can use it. Be sure to NOT add salt when combining the ingredients. Or you’re going to have an extra salty treat.
This recipe calls for milk, but you can use a milk substitute if you would like. My go-to is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. But really you can use anything! And to continue with healthier alternatives. You can substitute the white sugar for honey or maple syrup. Be sure to add a bit more flour to balance the extra liquid you’re adding. I find three tablespoons of maple syrup or honey is a perfect substitute.
And nothing says a good scone like a crunchy top! It’s my favourite part!! If you’re not a fan, or don’t want to do the egg wash part, you can skip that step. It’s not mandatory, but you won’t get a crunch top without it!
I love these little treats on cold days, paired with a hot cup of tea or coffee. And you can’t forget the ham!
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 22-25 minutes
Yields: 8 Scones
- 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp + 2 tsp of White Sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup of Cold Butter
- 3/4 cup of Milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp of Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Grab two cups, and separate your egg yolk and egg white. Leave the egg white off to the side.
- Add your milk and vanilla extract to the egg yolk, and mix.
- To a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and two tablespoons of sugar. Leave the rest of the sugar for later.
- Cut the cold butter into cubes, and combine with the flour mixture using your hands, or two knives. You want to create a coarse mixture, with visible small chunks of butter.
- Add the milk mixture, and mixture with a wooden spoon till mixture just combines.
- Place onto a flour surface and knead the mixture no more than 5-6 times. We want the chunks of butter to stay their size or your scone won’t be flaky.
- Shape into a 7 inch disc, and cut into 8 pie shape pieces. Place the scones onto a greased or parchment paper baking sheet.
- Whisk your egg white till it is bubbly. Brush onto the scones. Then sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes till golden brown.
- Serve warm!
There you go! Delicious scones everyone will love. Be sure to tag @thejaclynyvonne in your creations!
Thanks for reading,