Scone recipes

Part of me wants to be selfish and keep the following recipes (and my tricks) a secret so as to preserve my (imagined) baking prowess. Alas, it’s better for me to share…

Serve to friends over a lovely tea for a delightful afternoon.

Traditional Scottish Scones
from Baking with Herbs, A Kansas State Extension Publication

2 c. all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
2 T butter
1/2 to 3/4 c. sour cream
1 beaten egg
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400. Sift the dry ingredients together, then rub in [cut-in] butter. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the sour cream and beaten egg. Mix to obtain a soft elastic dough. Turn onto a floured surface and roll to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into small rounds with a biscuit or cookie cutter [1 1/2 inches recommended]. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with butter or jam.

Cranberry Almond Traditional Scones

Tall Ray of Sunshine’s modifications to Traditional Scottish Scones:
1) Use 1 c. all-purpose flour and 1 c. whole wheat flour
2) Increase butter to 4 T.
3) Use 2/3 to 3/4 c. sour cream (I buy a 16 oz container and triple the recipe = perfection!)
4) Add herbs or baking chips with dry ingredients
5) If using a “sweet” flavor (chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, etc.) add 1/3 c. sugar and 1 t. vanilla
6) Sweet spot for baking is 12 minutes.
7) Favorite herb combo: Dill with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Also like an “Italian blend” of rosemary, basil, oregano, and marjoram.

Lenten Scottish Scones
(some texture is sacrificed, but it is nice to have something!)

2 1/2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
4 T. Vegan butter or margarine
1 12 oz. block silken tofu (soft might be best, but any firmness will do)
pinch salt

Same as above, EXCEPT blend tofu in mixer or blender until smooth. Add in place of sour cream and egg.

Chocolate Chip Vegan Scones

Things recommend for Lenten Scones:
1) Do NOT forget to set your clocks ahead at Daylight Savings time
2) Walk slowly to the parking lot, loose pant legs are dangerous
3) Always close the lid on tupperware
4) These scones are just as good having NOT flown through the air.
5) Pride comes before a fall – a big early morning “Ack! My friends are going to kill me” fall
6) Elbows can hurt for a week after being the main point of breaking said early morning fall
7) “Aired” scones are still edible, just check for bits of asphalt before consuming.


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