Scones

Want something fancy to replace your typical morning toast? Try these scones, and you won’t mind that the prep time is 5 minutes as opposed to just popping some bread into a toaster. Traditionally they’re eaten with fresh cream and strawberry jam, but Nutella can do the job just fine.

scones

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups flour

2 t baking powder

1/3 cup + 2 T butter, cubed

4 T sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk OR 3/4 cup milk +1/2 t lemon juice

1 t vanilla

1 egg

Preheat your oven to 180C.

In a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder and sugar and mix well. Then add in the butter cubes and crumble them into the flour mixture with your fingers until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and knead into a dough, then roll out onto a flour surface, making sure the dough is an inch high. You can roll out a perfect circle and cut the scones like a pie, or take a 3 inch circle cookie cutter and cut out little circles, re-roll the remaining dough and continue the process till the dough is finished. Place the circles on a baking sheet about an inch or two apart. beat the egg and brush it over the tops of the scones. If you want them to be sweeter, you can add a teaspoon of sugar to the egg.

Just pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they puff up and the tops are golden brown. Take them out and eat them warm with some cream and jam!

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